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


Journal Article

©2015 American Physical Society. 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. The method is universal and easily extensible to other data and collision models.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bernhard, JE; Marcy, PW; Coleman-Smith, CE; Huzurbazar, S; Wolpert, RL; Bass, SA

Published Date

  • May 22, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 5

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.91.054910

Citation Source

  • Scopus