Numerical simulation of thermal noise in heavy ion collisions

C. Young, J. I. Kapusta, C. Gale, S. Jeon, B. Schenke

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Thermal noise is present in any viscous fluid, making the simulation of relativistic noise in heavy ion collisions a necessity. It is likely possible to use it to make an independent measurement of viscosity in heavy ion collisions. The size, energy densities, and time scales of the collisions determine the relative importance of thermal noise. This causes a non-trivial contribution to two-particle correlations as well as event-by-event fluctuations in observables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012034
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Event30th Winter Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics, WWND 2014 - Galveston, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2014Apr 12 2014


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