Hydrodynamic modeling and the QGP shear viscosity
Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, 43210, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Revised: 24 August 2012
Accepted: 29 August 2012
Published online: 27 November 2012
In this article, we will briefly review the recent progress on hydrodynamic modeling and the extraction of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) specific shear viscosity with an emphasis on the results obtained from the hybrid model VISHNU that couples viscous hydrodynamics for the macroscopic expansion of the QGP to the hadron cascade model for the microscopic evolution of the late hadronic stage.
© SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2012