Exact solutions of perfect fluid hydrodynamics: Theory and applications in high-energy experiments

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Abstract

Some exact and explicit solutions of the relativistic hydrodynamical equations are reviewed in context of high-energy heavy ion physics. Hydrodynamics is a powerful tool to describe the experimentally observed features (e.g. scaling laws) in the final state of high-energy collisions. Hydrodynamical solutions (both exact, analytic and numerical) can then be used to draw consequences on the initial state or the equation of state of the created matter. These findings can help to reach the ultimate goal of heavy-ion physics, the mapping of the phase structure of the strong interaction. In this paper we discuss exact and phenomenologically relevant solutions of hydrodynamics, and hint at some applications of them. We detail one important application: the estimation of the initial energy density from the observed final state.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGRIBOV-80 Memorial Volume
Subtitle of host publicationQuantum Chromodynamics and Beyond - Proceedings of the Memorial Workshop Devoted to the 80th Birthday of V N Gribov
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages331-339
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9814350184, 9789814350181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventMemorial Workshop Devoted to the 80th Birthday of V N Gribov on Quantum Chromodynamics and Beyond - Trieste, Italy
Duration: May 26 2010May 28 2010

Publication series

NameGRIBOV-80 Memorial Volume: Quantum Chromodynamics and Beyond - Proceedings of the Memorial Workshop Devoted to the 80th Birthday of V N Gribov

Other

OtherMemorial Workshop Devoted to the 80th Birthday of V N Gribov on Quantum Chromodynamics and Beyond
CountryItaly
CityTrieste
Period5/26/105/28/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Nagy, M. I. (2011). Exact solutions of perfect fluid hydrodynamics: Theory and applications in high-energy experiments. In GRIBOV-80 Memorial Volume: Quantum Chromodynamics and Beyond - Proceedings of the Memorial Workshop Devoted to the 80th Birthday of V N Gribov (pp. 331-339). (GRIBOV-80 Memorial Volume: Quantum Chromodynamics and Beyond - Proceedings of the Memorial Workshop Devoted to the 80th Birthday of V N Gribov). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814350198_0031