Giorgio Torrieri

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Hyperon resonances are becoming an extremely useful tool allowing the study of the properties of hadronic fireballs made in heavy ion collisions. Their yield, compared to stable particles with the same quark composition, depends on hadronization conditions. The resonance’s short lifetime makes them ideal probes of the fireball chemical freeze-out(More)
SHARE is a collection of programs designed for the statistical analysis of particle production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. With the physical input of intensive statistical parameters, it generates the ratios of particle abundances. The program includes cascade decays of all confirmed resonances from the Particle Data Tables. The complete treatment(More)
We study the mass dependence for identified particle average transverse momentum and harmonic flow coefficients in proton-lead (p-Pb) collisions, recently measured at the LHC. The collective mechanism in the p-Pb system predicts a specific mass ordering in these observables: the growth of the average transverse momentum with the particle mass and a mass(More)
We give an review the HBT puzzle, and argue that its resolution requires the introduction of new physics close to the phase transition scale. We argue that a candidate for this new physics is bulk viscosity, recently postulated to peak, and even diverge, close to the phase transition temperature. We show that such a viscosity peak can force the system(More)
The double-peak structure observed in soft-hard hadron correlations is commonly interpreted as a signature for a Mach cone generated by a supersonic jet interacting with the hot and dense medium created in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. We show that it can also arise due to averaging over many jet events in a transversally expanding background. We(More)
We show that far zone Mach and diffusion wake "holograms" produced by supersonic strings in anti-de Sitter space/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence do not lead to observable conical angular correlations in the strict N_{c}-->infinity supergravity limit if Cooper-Frye hadronization is assumed. However, a special nonequilibrium "neck" zone near(More)
We describe how the abundance and distribution of hyperon resonances can be used to probe freeze-out conditions. We demonstrate that resonance yields allow us to measure the time scales of chemical and thermal freeze-outs. This should permit a direct differentiation between the explosive sudden, and staged adiabatic freeze-out scenarios. Submitted to: J.(More)
We show that Mach-like correlations from heavy quark jets in the Gubser et al AdS/CFT string drag model arise not from the expected (weak) hydrodynamical Mach sound wakes zone but from a near “Neck” zone where strong chromo-viscous field effects dominated and lead to a distinctive stress in the plasma of the form T Neck ∝ √ λT 2 0 Y (x)/x. We propose that(More)