Nuclear Physics Seminar
"Using Kinetic Theory to Perform Hydrodynamics Calculations for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions and for Supernova Studies"
Presented by Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11 am
Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Hosted by: Rob Pisarski
I will show that it is possible to start from kinetic theory and successfully solve all standard hydrodynamics tests. In addition, our approach extends naturally to Reynolds and Knundsen numbers outside the hydrodynamics domain. This is vitally important for addressing realistic problems in relativistic heavy ion collisions and in supernova precursor dynamics, two problems of vastly different scale showing a surprising number of commonalities.