Initial conditions for hydrodynamics from weakly coupled pre-equilibrium evolution

Initial conditions for hydrodynamics from weakly coupled pre-equilibrium evolution

Abstract

We use effective kinetic theory, accurate at weak coupling, to simulate the preequilibrium evolution of transverse energy and flow perturbations in heavy-ion collisions. We provide a Green function which propagates the initial perturbations to the energymomentum tensor at a time when hydrodynamics becomes applicable. With this map, the complete pre-thermal evolution from saturated nuclei to hydrodynamics can be modelled in a perturbatively controlled way.

Publication
JHEP 08