Nuclear Physics Seminar

"Observation of Triangular Flow and Other Hydrodynamic Response in PHENIX"

Presented by Justin Frantz, Ohio State University

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 11:00 am — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

PHENIX has recently finalized measurements of higher order harmonic moments in the shape of the asymmetry of particle production in RHIC collisions, including triangular and quadrangular shapes. These measurements combined with other data at RHIC and the LHC indicate that these shapes can be interpreted as patterns of hydrodynamic flow which occur in response to fluctuations of the nuclear regions participating in the initial scattering. Under this interpretation, the higher order flow parameters (vn) measured differentially can constrain models of the initial state and medium properties. Details of the PHENIX measurement, interpretations, and more recent context will be presented.

Hosted by: Anne Sickles

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