Small systems / Collectivity
- Piotr Bozek (AGH University of Science and Technology)
Studies of microscopic models using holography as well as
kinetic theory have lead to the conclusion that an effective description
in terms of hydrodynamics can give an accurate description of the
dynamics under conditions much further from equilibrium than would have
seemed reasonable. I will summarize these developments and their
implications for the applicability of hydrodynamics to small systems.
Azimuthal momentum anisotropy measurements are pervasive at RHIC and the LHC. However, there are widespread misconceptions as to the mechanistic origin of this anisotropy in both small and large systems.
In this talk, I will demonstrate how recent momentum anisotropy measurements for a broad range of systems, can be leveraged to gain new mechanistic insights and to constrain the properties of...