Information about upcoming Colloquia

Title: A primer on Tsallis statistics for nuclear and particle physics

Date: May 19, 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 am MST (16:00 UTC)

Speaker: Prof. Joseph Kapusta

Affiliation: University of Minnesota

Abstract

In 1988 Constantino Tsallis entertained the possibility of ensembles where the entropy took a nonextensive form involving a parameter q which reduced to the usual entropy in the limit q = 1. Since then the so-called Tsallis statistics has been applied to many areas of the natural and social sciences. I will give a concise introduction to the topic meant especially for those interested in its relation to high energy proton-proton, proton-nucleus, and nucleus-nucleus collisions.

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Title: Hydrodynamics for heavy-ion collisions status and recent developments

Date: May 26, 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 am MST (16:00 UTC)

Speaker: Prof. Ulrich Heinz

Affiliation: Ohio State University

Abstract

Dissipative relativistic fluid dynamics plays an increasingly pervasive role in the phenomenological description of relativistic heavy-ion collisions and turns out to be unexpectedly successful even when applied to far-off-equilibrium environments. I review the status of our understanding and some recent developments to further expand the applicability of the hydrodynamic approach.

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