PRC

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 high-energy heavy-ion collision. Based on a weak coupling effective kinetic description of the microscopic …

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 isotropically expanding background we find that hydrodynamic fluctuations give ultraviolet divergent contributions …

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 hydrokinetic equations can be coupled to existing second-order hydrodynamic codes to incorporate the physics of these …

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 Large Hadron Collider (sNN=2.76TeV) with principal component analysis (PCA). The PCA procedure finds two dominant …

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 Hadron Collider (LHC). The PCA procedure identifies two dominant contributions to the two-particle correlation …