Publications

Opportunities of OO and $p$O collisions at the LHC

This is the summary document of the virtual workshop “Opportunities of OO and pppO collisions at the LHC”, which took place …

Predicting parton energy loss in small collision systems

Medium induced parton energy loss is not conclusively established neither in very peripheral heavy-ion collisions nor in proton-ion …

Discovering partonic rescattering in light nucleus collisions

We demonstrate that oxygen-oxygen (OO) collisions at the LHC provide unprecedented sensitivity to parton energy loss in a system whose …

Thermalization in QCD: theoretical approaches, phenomenological applications, and interdisciplinary connections

Heavy-ion collisions at BNL’s Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) provide strong …

QCD Challenges from pp to A-A Collisions

This paper is a write-up of the ideas that were presented, developed and discussed at the third International Workshop on QCD …

Dynamics of critical fluctuations: Theory – phenomenology – heavy-ion collisions

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions during the Rapid Reaction Task Force Dynamics of critical fluctuations: Theory …

Probing the evolution of heavy-ion collisions using direct photon interferometry

We investigate the measurement of Hanbury Brown-Twiss (HBT) photon correlations as an experimental tool to discriminate different …

Global fluid fits to identified particle transverse momentum spectra from heavy-ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider

Transverse momentum spectra of identified particles produced in heavy-ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider are described with …

Hydrodynamic attractors, initial state energy and particle production in relativistic nuclear collisions

We exploit the concept of hydrodynamic attractors to establish a general relation between the initial state energy and the produced …

Entropy production in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at the LHC

We use experimentally measured identified particle spectra and Hanbury Brown-Twiss radii to determine the entropy per unit rapidity …

Temperature and fluid velocity on the freeze-out surface from $π$, $K$, $p$ spectra in pp, p-Pb and Pb-Pb collisions

We present a new approach to take into account resonance decays in the blast-wave model fits of identified hadron spectra. Thanks to …

Longitudinal spin polarization in a thermal model

We use a thermal model with single freeze-out to determine longitudinal polarization of $\Lambda$ hyperons emitted from a hot and …

Chemical equilibration in weakly coupled QCD

We study thermalization, hydrodynamization, and chemical equilibration in out-of-equilibrium quark-gluon plasma starting from various …

Chemical equilibration in hadronic collisions

We study chemical equilibration in out-of-equilibrium Quark-Gluon Plasma using the first principle method of QCD effective kinetic …

Prescaling and far-from-equilibrium hydrodynamics in the quark-gluon plasma

Prescaling is a far-from-equilibrium phenomenon which describes the rapid establishment of a universal scaling form of distributions …

Fast resonance decays in nuclear collisions

In the context of ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions, we present a fast method for calculating the final particle spectra after the …

Initial conditions for nuclear collisions: theory overview

Matching the Nonequilibrium Initial Stage of Heavy Ion Collisions to Hydrodynamics with QCD Kinetic Theory

High-energy nuclear collisions produce a nonequilibrium plasma of quarks and gluons which thermalizes and exhibits hydrodynamic flow. …

Effective kinetic description of event-by-event pre-equilibrium dynamics in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

We develop a macroscopic description of the space-time evolution of the energy-momentum tensor during the pre-equilibrium stage of a …

Bulk viscosity from hydrodynamic fluctuations with relativistic hydrokinetic theory

Hydrokinetic theory of thermal fluctuations is applied to a nonconformal relativistic fluid. Solving the hydrokinetic equations for an …

Fluctuations in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions

Fluctuations are one of the main probes of the physics of the new state of hot and dense nuclear matter called the Quark Gluon Plasma …

A kinetic regime of hydrodynamic fluctuations and long time tails for a Bjorken expansion

We develop a set of kinetic equations for hydrodynamic fluctuations which are equivalent to nonlinear hydrodynamics with noise. The …

Initial conditions for hydrodynamics from weakly coupled pre-equilibrium evolution

We use effective kinetic theory, accurate at weak coupling, to simulate the preequilibrium evolution of transverse energy and flow …

Fluctuations of harmonic and radial flow in heavy ion collisions with principal components

We analyze the spectrum of harmonic flow, vn(pT) for n=0–5, in event-by-event hydrodynamic simulations of Pb+Pb collisions at the CERN …

Subleading harmonic flows in hydrodynamic simulations of heavy ion collisions

We perform a principal component analysis (PCA) of v3(pT) in event-by-event hydrodynamic simulations of Pb+Pb collisions at the Large …