• Analytic structure of nonhydrodynamic modes in kinetic theory 

      Kurkela, Aleksi; Wiedemann, Urs Achim (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09)
      How physical systems approach hydrodynamic behavior is governed by the decay of nonhydrodynamic modes. Here, we start from a relativistic kinetic theory that encodes relaxation mechanisms governed by different timescales ...
    • Heavy quark diffusion in an overoccupied gluon plasma 

      Boguslavski, Kirill; Kurkela, Aleksi; Lappi, Tuomas; Peuron, Jarkko (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-09)
      We extract the heavy-quark diffusion coefficient κ and the resulting momentum broadening 〈p2〉 in a far-from-equilibrium non-Abelian plasma. We find several features in the time dependence of the momentum broadening: a short ...
    • Highly occupied gauge theories in 2+1 dimensions: A self-similar attractor 

      Boguslavski, K; Kurkela, Aleksi; Lappi, T; Peuron, J (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11)
      Motivated by the boost-invariant Glasma state in the initial stages in heavy-ion collisions, we perform classical-statistical simulations of SU(2) gauge theory in 2+1 dimensional space-time both with and without a scalar ...
    • Matching the Nonequilibrium Initial Stage of Heavy Ion Collisions to Hydrodynamics with QCD Kinetic Theory 

      Kurkela, Aleksi; Mazeliauskas, Aleksas; Paquet, Jean-Francois; Schlichting, Sören; Teaney, Derek (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03)
      High-energy nuclear collisions produce a nonequilibrium plasma of quarks and gluons which thermalizes and exhibits hydrodynamic flow. There are currently no practical frameworks to connect the early particle production in ...
    • On high-order perturbative calculations at finite density 

      Ghisoiu, Ioan; Gorda, Tyler; Kurkela, Aleksi; Romatschke, Paul; Säppi, Matias; Vuorinen, Aleksi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-02)
      We discuss the prospects of performing high-order perturbative calculations in systems characterized by a vanishing temperature but finite density. In particular, we show that the determination of generic Feynman integrals ...
    • Opacity dependence of elliptic flow in kinetic theory 

      Kurkela, Aleksi; Wiedemann, Urs Achim; Wu, Bin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09)
      The observation of large azimuthal anisotropies vn in the particle spectra of proton–proton (pp) and proton–nucleus (pA) collisions challenges fluid dynamic interpretations of vn, as it remains unclear how small collision ...