Energy-momentum tensor correlators and viscosity

  title={Energy-momentum tensor correlators and viscosity},
  author={Harvey B. Meyer},
  • H. Meyer
  • Published 30 September 2008
  • Physics
Collective flow has been observed in heavy ion collisions, with a large anisotropic component, and ideal hydrodynamic calculations had significant successful in describing the distribution of produced particles at the RHIC experiments. In order to account for this near ideal fluid behavior, the shear and bulk viscosity of the quark gluon plasma (QGP) must be computed from first principles in a regime where the QGP is not weakly coupled. In this talk I describe recent progress in computing… 

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