Quantifying properties of hot and dense QCD matter through systematic model-to-data comparison

@article{Bernhard2015QuantifyingPO,
  title={Quantifying properties of hot and dense QCD matter through systematic model-to-data comparison},
  author={Jonah Bernhard and Peter William Marcy and Christopher E. Coleman-Smith and Snehalata V. Huzurbazar and Robert L. Wolpert and Steffen A. Bass},
  journal={Physical Review C},
  year={2015},
  volume={91},
  pages={054910}
}
We systematically compare an event-by-event heavy-ion collision model to data from the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Using a general Bayesian method, we probe multiple model parameters including fundamental quark-gluon plasma properties such as the specific shear viscosity η/s, calibrate the model to optimally reproduce experimental data, and extract quantitative constraints for all parameters simultaneously. Furthermore, the method is universal and easily extensible to other data and collision… 
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