12-18 August 2012
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Influence of a Critical Point on Hydrodynamic Fluctuations in Heavy Ion Collisions

17 Aug 2012, 14:40
20m
Regency 2/3

Regency 2/3

Oral Presentation Exploring the QCD phase diagram Parallel 6B: Exploring the QCD Phase Diagram (Chair K. Rajagopal)

Speaker

Joseph Kapusta (University of Minnesota (US))

Description

Hydrodynamic fluctuations are inherent in any small space-time varying system. They may be significantly impacted by the presence of a critical point in the QCD equation of state during the expansion phase of a heavy ion collision. Simple models are studied to gain insight into the essential physics. This study suggests which observables are most sensitive to a critical point, although much more sophisticated numerical simulations need to be done to compare directly with experimental data.

Primary author

Joseph Kapusta (University of Minnesota (US))

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