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Development of a 3+1 hydrodynamical code for studies of the Quark Gluon Plasma

Grant number: 16/03274-2
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: June 01, 2016 - August 19, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Frédérique Marie Brigitte Sylvie Grassi
Grantee:Frédérique Marie Brigitte Sylvie Grassi
Visiting researcher: Jacquelyn Michelle Noronha-Hostler
Visiting researcher institution: Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The study of the Quark Gluon Plasma is important in itself because its properties reflect fundamental characteristics of the strong interactions which are yet poorly understostudood. In addition, this study can benefit from and benefit other areas such as Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics and gauge-gravity duality. It is also relevant to understand phenomena in cosmology and astrophysics (early universe, compact stars, cosmic rays).The observation of the Quark Gluon Plasma as the most perfect fluid created in the laboratory was anounced at RHIC (acelerator near New York-USA) in 2005 and confirmed at the LHC (collidor at CERN-Switzerland) which started to run in 2010. Since then a huge quantity of data have been published. To analyze them correctly we need an adequate tool, a code that solve the equations of relativistic viscous hydrodynamics in 3+1 dimensons. Developping this tool is the main objective of this project.The team involves four researchers and one student: Dr.F.Grassi, her colleague Dr.M.Luzum and the graduate student R.Miller (Instituto de Física-Universidade de São Paulo), Dr.F.Gardim (Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia-Universidade Federal de Alfenas), Dr. J.Noronha-Holster (Department of Physics, University of Houston-USA). (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
New model deepens understanding of the dynamics of quark-gluon plasmas 

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
GARDIM, FERNANDO G.; GRASSI, FREDERIQUE; ISHIDA, PEDRO; LUZUM, MATTHEW; MAGALHAES, PABLO S.; NORONHA-HOSTLER, JACQUELYN. Probing the transverse size of initial inhomogeneities with flow observables. Nuclear Physics A, v. 982, p. 419-422, FEB 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GARDIM, FERNANDO G.; GRASSI, FREDERIQUE; ISHIDA, PEDRO; LUZUM, MATTHEW; MAGALHAES, PABLO S.; NORONHA-HOSTLER, JACQUELYN. Sensitivity of observables to coarse-graining size in heavy-ion collisions. Physical Review C, v. 97, n. 6 JUN 29 2018. Web of Science Citations: 8.
GARDIM, FERNANDO G.; GRASSI, FREDERIQUE; LUZUM, MATTHEW; NORONHA-HOSTLER, JACQUELYN. Mixed Harmonic Correlations: Hydrodynamic Predictions at RHIC using Experimental Analysis Techniques. Nuclear Physics A, v. 967, p. 389-392, NOV 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GARDIM, FERNANDO G.; GRASSI, FREDERIQUE; LUZUM, MATTHEW; NORONHA-HOSTLER, JACQUELYN. Hydrodynamic predictions for mixed harmonic correlations in 200 GeV Au+ Au collisions. Physical Review C, v. 95, n. 3 MAR 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 21.
GIACALONE, GIULIANO; YAN, LI; NORONHA-HOSTLER, JACQUELYN; OLLITRAULT, JEAN-YVES. Skewness of elliptic flow fluctuations. Physical Review C, v. 95, n. 1 JAN 24 2017. Web of Science Citations: 20.

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