Investigating the collision energy dependence of η/s in the beam energy scan at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider using Bayesian statistics


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© 2018 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP 3 . We determine the probability distributions of the shear viscosity over the entropy density ratio η/s in the quark-gluon plasma formed in Au + Au collisions at sNN=19.6,39, and 62.4GeV, using Bayesian inference and Gaussian process emulators for a model-to-data statistical analysis that probes the full input parameter space of a transport + viscous hydrodynamics hybrid model. We find the most likely value of η/s to be larger at smaller sNN, although the uncertainties still allow for a constant value between 0.10 and 0.15 for the investigated collision energy range.

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Cited Authors

  • Auvinen, J; Bernhard, JE; Bass, SA; Karpenko, I

Published Date

  • April 13, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 97 / 4

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2469-9993

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2469-9985

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.97.044905

Citation Source

  • Scopus