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Apr 10 – 12, 2019
Denver, CO
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On the smallest droplets of QCD fluids

Apr 12, 2019, 8:30 AM
Director's Row J (Denver, CO)

Director's Row J

Denver, CO

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl. lobby level of the Plaza building
invited talk Small Systems


Paul Romatschke (CU Boulder)


Hydrodynamics is the accepted framework to describe the evolution of systems created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. In smaller collision systems, such as proton-lead and proton-proton collisions, other, non-hydrodynamic explanations for the experimentally observed flow signals have been suggested. So which explanation is right or are they both? In this talk I review the applicability of hydrodynamics to small systems, and the conclusions one can draw for the origin of experimental flow signals in small collision systems.

Primary author

Paul Romatschke (CU Boulder)

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