May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Relativistic hydrodynamics with spin

May 15, 2018, 10:20 AM
Sala Mosaici-2, 3rd Floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Mosaici-2, 3rd Floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Chirality, vorticity and polarisation effects Chirality, vorticity and polarisation effects


Wojciech Florkowski (Institute of nuclear Physics, Krakow)


A new framework for relativistic hydrodynamics with spin is proposed. It is based on the conservation laws for charge, energy, momentum, and angular momentum. The conservation laws lead to hydrodynamic equations for the charge density, local temperature, and fluid velocity, as well as for the spin polarization tensor. The resulting set of differential equations extends the standard picture of perfect-fluid hydrodynamics, with a conserved entropy current, in a minimal way.

In addition, the properties of the relativistic spin density matrices for spin-1/2 particles, which have been used recently in works on the polarization of Lambda hyperons, are discussed. Their relations to the Pauli-Lubański four-vector and different forms of the spin tensor are elucidated.

The proposed framework forms a basis for hydrodynamic interpretation of polarization measurements in heavy-ion collisions.

Based on the recent work by WF, B. Friman, A. Jaiswal, and E. Speranza, "Relativistic fluid dynamics with spin", arXiv:1705.00587.

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Primary authors

Wojciech Florkowski (Institute of nuclear Physics, Krakow) Dr Amaresh Jaiswal (National Institute of Science Education and Research) Bengt Friman (GSI) Enrico Speranza (GSI and TU Darmstadt) Radoslaw Ryblewski (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN)

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