Apr 4 – 10, 2022
Auditorium Maximum UJ
Europe/Warsaw timezone

QGP smoke rings in relativistic p+A collisions

Apr 6, 2022, 11:30 AM
20m
medium aula A (Auditorium Maximum UJ)

medium aula A

Auditorium Maximum UJ

Oral presentation Chirality, vorticity and spin polarization Parallel Session T02: Chirality, vorticity and spin polarization

Speaker

Michael Lisa

Description

Observations of strong azimuthal anisotropies ($v_n$)-- and their agreement with some hydrodynamic calculations-- in p+A collisions at RHIC and LHC have led to the suggestion that such collisions produce the smallest droplets of QGP. This hypothesis may be tested from a different angle through hyperon polarization measurements. In particular, central p+A collisions may naturally produce an initial state in which the longitudinal flow pattern depends on the transverse radial coordinate. The generic response of any fluid to such an initial condition is the generation of expanding vortical toroids--smoke rings. We use 3D viscous hydrodynamics (implemented in the MUSIC framework) to explore these unique structures in p+A collisions. We present an experimental observable which probes for their existence and provide quantitative predictions as a function of collision energy and system size. The effects of "lumpy" initial states, various definitions of vorticity, and newly-discovered symmetric shear terms will be discussed. Finally, experimental challenges for observing this unique structure will be discussed.

Primary authors

Michael Lisa Prof. Giorgio Torrieri (Instituto de Fisica Gleb Watakin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)

Co-authors

Mr Jo\~{a}o Barbon (Instituto de Fisica Gleb Watakin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil) Prof. David Chinellato (Instituto de Fisica Gleb Watakin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil) Dr Willian Serenone (Instituto de Fisica Gleb Watakin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil) Prof. Chun Shen (Wayne State University) Prof. Jun Takahashi (Instituto de Fisica Gleb Watakin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)

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