• Oct 13 2010

    Statistical Fluctuations and Correlations in Hadronic Equilibrium Systems

    TITLE: Statistical Fluctuations and Correlations in Hadronic Equilibrium Systems

    On Wednesday, Dr Michael Hauer, University of Frankfurt, Germany, will give a presentation on

    Statistical Fluctuations and Correlations in Hadronic Equilibrium Systems

    In my talk I will give a brief overview of my PhD thesis which went by the above title. More specifically, I will compare fluctuations and correlations of particle multiplicities, and correlations between conserved charges, in different ensemble formulations of the relativistic ideal (non-interacting) gas. Apart from the three standard canonical ensembles, I will also introduce a class of ensembles with finite (rather than infinite) thermodynamic bath, and discuss the influence of global conservation laws, resonance decay, quantum statistics, finite acceptance in momentum space, and thermal freeze-out parameters on fluctuation and correlation observables. Lastly I will argue that the emerging picture does at least qualitatively apply to relativistic heavy ion collisions.
    when: Wed, 13 October 2010, 12:00 to 13:00
    where: Duncan Elliott Seminar Room, RW James Building, UCT

    All welcome!