• Oct 06 2010

    Seminar at UCT on 6 October 2010 12h00 to 13h00

    On Wednesday 6 Oct 2010 at UCT Azwinndini Muronga will give a presentation on New developments in relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics

    The recent notion of the perfect fluid created at the relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC) has been embraced by many experimentalists and theorists alike. However, much of the evidence to this notion has been based on the success of describing some experimental observables by non-viscous hydrodynamics or by small shear viscosity to entropy density ratio. Developments on viscous hydrodynamics evolved from (0+1) dimension (Bjorken scaling solution) over (1 1) dimensions (Bjorken transverse flow) to (2 1) dimensions (elliptic flow) and currently (3 1) dimensions. There still exist some formal issues concerning the allowed form of the relativistic viscous hydrodynamic equations and what effects the new additional or higher order terms will have on the space-time evolution and the experimental observables. Starting with a brief introduction of the basics of relativistic fluid dynamics I will discuss our current topic of beyond the second order theories of relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics.
    when: Wed, 6 October 2010, 12:00 to 13:00
    where: Duncan Elliott Seminar Room, RW James Building