LHC Seminar

Anisotropic flow studies with identified particles with ALICE: a tool to probe different stages of a heavy-ion collision

by Panos Christakoglou (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL))

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Anisotropic flow studies play a crucial role in the characterization of the nature of the quark gluon plasma (QGP) created in collisions of heavy ions at ultra-relativistic energies. These studies rely on measuring the coefficients vn of the Fourier expansion of the azimuthal particle distribution. They have been essential in establishing that the QGP is a strongly coupled, almost perfect fluid. In this seminar, I review the latest results from measurements of elliptic (v2), triangular (v3), quadrangular (v4) and pentagonal (v5) flow of identified particles at the LHC measured with ALICE. I will discuss how these results allow us to gain insight into the transport properties of the QGP and the initial conditions of a heavy-ion collision. In addition, they reveal the role of different hadronisation mechanisms as well as the highly dissipative hadronic rescattering phase to the development of vn.

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M. Mangano, C. Lourenço, G. Unal......................... Refreshments will be served at 10h30

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