Determination of Quark-Gluon-Plasma Parameters from a Global Bayesian Analysis

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© 2017 The Author(s) The quality of data taken at RHIC and LHC as well as the success and sophistication of computational models for the description of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions have advanced to a level that allows for the quantitative extraction of the transport properties of the Quark-Gluon-Plasma. However, the complexity of this task as well as the computational effort associated with it can only be overcome by developing novel methodologies: in this paper we outline such an analysis based on Bayesian Statistics and systematically compare an event-by-event heavy-ion collision model to data from the Large Hadron Collider. We simultaneously probe multiple model parameters including fundamental quark-gluon plasma properties such as the temperature-dependence of 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

  • Bass, SA; Bernhard, J; Moreland, JS

Published Date

  • November 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 967 /

Start / End Page

  • 67 - 73

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2017.05.052

Citation Source

  • Scopus