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Title: Event-shape fluctuations and flow correlations in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions

I review recent measurements of a large set of flow observables associated with event-shape fluctuations and collective expansion in heavy ion collisions. First, these flow observables are classified and experiment methods are introduced. The experimental results for each type of observables are then presented and compared to theoretical calculations. A coherent picture of initial condition and collective flow based on linear and non-linear hydrodynamic responses is derived, which qualitatively describe most experimental results. I discuss new types of fluctuation measurements that can further our understanding of the event-shape fluctuations and collective expansion dynamics.
  1. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Physics Dept.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886; PHY-1305037
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. G, Nuclear and Particle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0954-3899
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; relativistic heavy ion collider
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1342273