Jun 12 – 16, 2017
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Kinetic theory equilibration for realistic heavy ion initial conditions

Jun 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
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Nikhef Science Park 105 1098XG Amsterdam The Netherlands


Aleksas Mazeliauskas


We present explicit implementation of effective kinetic theory
(“bottom-up”) thermalization scenario for the transverse perturbations
in a realistic boost invariant initial conditions for heavy ion
collisions. Linearized transverse energy and momentum perturbations are
propagated by leading order weak coupling kinetic theory response
functions to the time when system is described by relativistic
hydrodynamics. We demonstrate that the subsequent hydrodynamic
evolution is independent of hydro initialization time tau_init in the
overlap region and that the kinetic theory pre-equilibrium evolution
reproduces the important physics of equilibration and transverse flow dynamics.

List of tracks Fluctuation in initial conditions, collective flow and correlations

Primary author


Eero Aleksi Kurkela (CERN) Jean-Francois Paquet (Stony Brook University) Soeren Schlichting (University of Washington) Derek Teaney (Stony Brook University)

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