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Hydrodynamic approaches in relativistic heavy ion reactions

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Author(s):
Derradi de Souza, R. [1, 2] ; Koide, T. [1] ; Kodama, T. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Inst Fis, BR-21941972 Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: PROGRESS IN PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS; v. 86, p. 35-85, JAN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 65
Abstract

We review several facets of the hydrodynamic description of the relativistic heavy ion collisions, starting from the historical motivation to the present understandings of the observed collective aspects of experimental data, especially those of the most recent RHIC and LHC results. In this report, we particularly focus on the conceptual questions and the physical foundations of the validity of the hydrodynamic approach itself. We also discuss recent efforts to clarify some of the points in this direction, such as the various forms of derivations of relativistic hydrodynamics together with the limitations intrinsic to the traditional approaches, variational approaches, known analytic solutions for special cases, and several new theoretical developments. Throughout this review, we stress the role of course-graining procedure in the hydrodynamic description and discuss its relation to the physical observables through the analysis of a hydrodynamic mapping of a microscopic transport model. Several questions to be answered to clarify the physics of collective phenomena in the relativistic heavy ion collisions are pointed out. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/09167-8 - Phenomenology of relativistic hydrodynamics for application in studies of heavy ion collisions in the LHC
Grantee:Rafael Derradi de Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate