20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Measurements of Higher-Order Flow Harmonics at PHENIX

21 Jul 2011, 15:15
Lesdiguières (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ions


Dr Robert Pak (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


Measurement of anisotropic particle production transverse to the beam direction, referred to as collective flow, has provided a powerful tool for characterizing ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. We will present recent results on higher-order flow harmonics for different particle species at various Au+Au collision energies measured with the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Through comparison of our flow measurements to hydrodynamic models, we derive constraints on the properties that characterize the strongly-coupled quark gluon plasma created during these collisions.

Primary author

Dr Robert Pak (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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