Jan 10 – 15, 2021
Weizmann Institute of Science
Asia/Jerusalem timezone
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Fluctuations of energy density in ultra-central collisions

Jan 11, 2021, 7:40 PM
1h 30m
Patio (vDLCC)



bullet talk (poster) The initial stages of heavy-ion collisions Poster


Liner Santos (Universidade de São Paulo)


No existing model for the initial stages of a heavy-ion collision, when used as initial conditions for hydrodynamics simulations, can provide a satisfactory description of flow in ultra-central collisions. It is therefore useful to understand what properties the initial stages must have in order to be compatible with experimental data. To this end, we parameterize the early-time energy density and its fluctuations via its 1-point and 2-point function, and constrain them by using experimental data for vn{2} in conjunction with hydrodynamic simulations.We find that it is possible to describe experimental data, but it requires larger fluctuations in regions of low density, as compared to existing Monte Carlo models. We comment on the implications of this finding, as well as the limitations of this initial analysis and how it can be improved in the future.

Primary authors

Liner Santos (Universidade de São Paulo) Matthew Luzum

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