Friday, November 21, 2008, 2:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

In this talk I will concentrate on entropy production in heavy ion collisions due to shear and bulk viscosities. I will review the basics of causal viscous hydrodynamics and estimate the validity of the hydrodynamical description by comparing with transport theory calculations and by estimating the amount of produced entropy. I will also assess the relative contributions of shear and bulk viscosities to the evolution.