New insights from 3D simulations of heavy ion collisions

Research paper by Gabriel Denicol, Akihiko Monnai, Sangwook Ryu, Bjoern Schenke

Indexed on: 27 Dec '15Published on: 27 Dec '15Published in: Nuclear Theory


Viscous relativistic hydrodynamics in 3+1 dimensions is applied to describe heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC. We present calculations of observables that are sensitive to the longitudinal structure of the created system. In particular we present pseudo-rapidity correlations and demonstrate their dependence on both the initial state and short range correlations introduced via a microscopic transport description. We further demonstrate the effect of a varying temperature dependence of the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio on rapidity dependent flow harmonics.