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Friday, December 8th 2017
10:10 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Ming Li, University of Minnesota
Subject: Towards the Hydrodynamic Evolution of the High Baryon Density Matter at the Forward Rapidity of High Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions.

In high energy heavy-ion collisions, for collision energy attainable at RHIC and LHC, we previously showed that high baryon density matter (more than ten times larger than normal nuclear density) can be achieved in the fragmentation regions at the early stage. Considering the large energy density and the high baryon density, it is reasonable to assume these matter can thermalize just as what had happened in the central rapidity region. The subsequent time evolution of these matter will follow the principle of fluid dynamics. In this talk, I will present my results on implementing the Central-Upwind scheme (a.k.a the Kurganov-Tadmor scheme used by MUSIC ) in numerically solving the 1+1D relativistic ideal hydrodynamic equations with the high baryon density initial condition mentioned above. This is the first step towards the inclusion of baryon diffusion effects in the hydrodynamic evolution of the high baryon density matter.

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