Multi-system Bayesian constraints on the transport coefficients of QCD

Nov 5, 2019, 5:40 PM
Ball Room 1 (Wanda Reign Wuhan Hotel)

Ball Room 1

Wanda Reign Wuhan Hotel

Oral Presentation Collective dynamics and final state interaction Parallel Session - Collective dynamics III


Jean-Francois Paquet (Duke University)


We present state-of-the-art constraints on the properties of the quark-gluon plasma by performing a comprehensive Bayesian model-to-data comparison of heavy-ion measurements. Soft observables from both RHIC and the LHC are combined into a global Bayesian analysis, enabling us to obtain more reliable constraints on the transport coefficients of QCD, in particular for the temperature dependence of shear and bulk viscosity.

We study multiple different mappings of the hydrodynamic fields to hadronic momentum distributions (i.e. viscous effects on particlization) and for the first time quantify the resulting theoretical uncertainty on the Bayesian analysis. Uncertainties originating from modeling the late hadronic rescattering stage of the collisions are also investigated by preliminary comparisons of SMASH and UrQMD as afterburners. The newly obtained Bayesian constraints are validated by comparisons with additional measurements, including high-statistics observables that are currently too challenging to include in Bayesian calibrations.

Primary author

Jean-Francois Paquet (Duke University)

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