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Title: Initial-State Quantum Fluctuations in the Little Bang


In this work, we review recent developments in the ab initio theoretical description of the initial state in heavy-ion collisions. We emphasize the importance of fluctuations, both for the phenomenological description of experimental data from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and for the theoretical understanding of the nonequilibrium early-time dynamics and thermalization of the medium.

 [1];  [2]
  1. Universite Paris-Saclay (France)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Department
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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
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Journal Volume: 66; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0163-8998
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73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; quantum chromodynamics; heavy-ion collisions; quark-gluon plasma; hydrodynamics; thermalization

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Gelis, François, and Schenke, Björn. Initial-State Quantum Fluctuations in the Little Bang. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1146/annurev-nucl-102115-044651.
Gelis, François, & Schenke, Björn. Initial-State Quantum Fluctuations in the Little Bang. United States.
Gelis, François, and Schenke, Björn. Wed . "Initial-State Quantum Fluctuations in the Little Bang". United States.
title = {Initial-State Quantum Fluctuations in the Little Bang},
author = {Gelis, François and Schenke, Björn},
abstractNote = {In this work, we review recent developments in the ab initio theoretical description of the initial state in heavy-ion collisions. We emphasize the importance of fluctuations, both for the phenomenological description of experimental data from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and for the theoretical understanding of the nonequilibrium early-time dynamics and thermalization of the medium.},
doi = {10.1146/annurev-nucl-102115-044651},
journal = {Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science},
number = 1,
volume = 66,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {6}

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