Nuclear Physics Seminar

Exact Analytical Solutions of Second-Order Conformal Hydrodynamics

Jorge Noronha (University of Sao Paulo)

Thursday, February 6th, 2014, 2:00 pm (Time Change)

We present some exact solutions of relativistic second-order hydrodynamic equations in theories with conformal symmetry. Starting from a spherically expanding solution in ideal hydrodynamics, we include Israel-Stewart type second-order corrections and construct the first fully analytical axisymmetric solutions including the case with nonzero vorticity. These solutions are time- reversible despite having a nonvanishing shear stress tensor and provide a useful quantitative measure of the second-order effects in relativistic hydrodynamics.

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