Multiplicity Fluctuations in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

Jun 2, 2020, 7:30 AM
1h 20m


Poster Initial State Poster session


Mrs Mary Cody (Lawrence Technological University)


Fluctuations in the multiplicity of particles produced in relativistic nuclear collisions influence many multi-particle correlation measurements. In each nuclear collision, the number of produced particles fluctuates because the number of particle sources fluctuates and the number of particles emerging from each source also fluctuates. Further, we expect that jet and thermal source models of particle production should produce different fluctuation patterns. We search for a method to categorize collision events by the regions of phase space that provide the largest contribution to multiplicity fluctuations. In particular we seek to develop a method for comparison of different collision systems including proton-proton, proton-nucleus, and nucleus-nucleus collisions.

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Mrs Mary Cody (Lawrence Technological University)


George Moschelli (Lawrence Technological University) Mr Brendan Koch (Lawrence Technological University) Mr Mark Kocherovsky (Lawrence Technological University)

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