Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Hydrodynamic attractors in heavy ion collisions: a review
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Center for Nuclear Theory, Stony Brook University, 11794, Stony Brook, NY, USA
Accepted: 30 March 2022
Published online: 12 April 2022
A review of the recent progress of relativistic hydrodynamic attractors is presented, with a focus on applications in heavy ion collisions and the quark gluon plasma. Pedagogical introductions to the effective descriptions relevant for attractors in high energy physics, namely hydrodynamics, holography and kinetic theory, are followed by highlights of some recent advances.
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