Theoretical Foundations of Relativistic Hydrodynamics (19w5048)


(Ghent University)

Ulrich Heinz (Ohio State University)

Guy Moore (Technische Universitat Darmstadt)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Theoretical Foundations of Relativistic Hydrodynamics" workshop in Banff from November 24, 2019 to November 29, 2019.

How small can a droplet be and still behave as a fluid? The latest research unexpectedly suggests that droplets of the size of a fraction of an atomic nucleus made from quark-gluon plasma, an exotic type of matter of extreme energy density, have liquid-like properties. Quark-gluon plasma once filled the entire universe and can today be recreated in high-energy collisions between atomic nuclei. This timely workshop will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of researchers to rethink the foundations behind our contemporary understanding of ultra-hot and fast-moving fluids.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).