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Physics & Astronomy

Speaker: Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler
University of Houston

NPP - SCANNING THE PERFECT FLUID WITH HADRONS AND DILEPTONS

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
11:00 AM  to 12:00 PM

223  Herman Brown Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

Relativistic heavy-ion experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory have successfully reproduced the Quark Gluon Plasma in the laboratory, which is the smallest fluid known to humankind. The QGP acts as a nearly perfect fluid whose flow fluctuations are extremely well described by event-by-event relativistic viscous hydrodynamics. Additionally, the QGP can be scanned by particles produced in the early stages after the collision such as high pT particles. There is an enhancement of the flow fluctuations at high pT, which indicates the importance of energy loss fluctuations in a strongly interacting medium. Recently, dilepton studies have gained attention since these particles allow one to scan different parts of the QGP evolution. Here we use the state of the art IP-Glasma+MUSIC model to analyze their dilepton flow fluctuations where we find there is a suppression in the fluctuations, in contrast to both the soft and hard sectors associated with light hadrons.

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