Thermodynamics of an updated hadronic resonance list and influence on hadronic transport

Date: Sep 04, 2023
Title: Thermodynamics of an updated hadronic resonance list and influence on hadronic transport
Authors: Jordi Salinas San Martín, Renan Hirayama, Jan Hammelmann, Jamie M. Karthein, Paolo Parotto, Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler, Claudia Ratti, Hannah Elfner
Abstract: Hadron lists based on experimental studies summarized by the Particle Data Group (PDG) are a crucial input for the equation of state and thermal models used in the study of strongly-interacting matter produced in heavy-ion collisions. Modeling of these strongly-interacting systems is carried out via hydrodynamical simulations, which are followed by hadronic transport codes that also require a hadronic list as input. To remain consistent throughout the different stages of modeling of a heavy-ion collision, the same hadron list with its corresponding decays must be used at each step. It has been shown that even the most uncertain states listed in the PDG from 2016 are required to reproduce partial pressures and susceptibilities from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics with the hadronic list known as the PDG2016+. Here, we update the hadronic list for use in heavy-ion collision modeling by including the latest experimental information for all states listed in the Particle Data Booklet in 2021. We then compare our new list, called PDG2021+, to Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics results and find that it achieves even better agreement with the first principles calculations than the PDG2016+ list. Furthermore, we develop a novel scheme based on intermediate decay channels that allows for only binary decays, such that PDG2021+ will be compatible with the hadronic transport framework SMASH. Finally, we use these results to make comparisons to experimental data and discuss the impact on particle yields and spectra.

Theoretical and Experimental Constraints for the Equation of State of Dense and Hot Matter

Date: March 29, 2023
Title: Theoretical and Experimental Constraints for the Equation of State of Dense and Hot Matter
Authors: Rajesh Kumar, Veronica Dexheimer, Johannes Jahan, Jorge Noronha, Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler, Claudia Ratti, Nico Yunes, Angel Rodrigo Nava Acuna, Mark Alford, Mahmudul Hasan Anik, Katerina Chatziioannou, Hsin-Yu Chen, Alexander Clevinger, Carlos Conde, Nikolas Cruz Camacho, Travis Dore, Christian Drischler, Hannah Elfner, Reed Essick, David Friedenberg, Suprovo Ghosh, Joaquin Grefa, Roland Haas, Jan Hammelmann, Steven Harris, Carl-Johan Haster, Tetsuo Hatsuda, Mauricio Hippert, Renan Hirayama, Jeremy W. Holt, Micheal Kahangirwe, Jamie Karthein, Toru Kojo, Philippe Landry, Zidu Lin, Matthew Luzum, T. Andrew Manning, Jordi Salinas San Martin, Cole Miller, Elias Roland Most, Debora Mroczek, Azwinndini Muronga, Nicolas Patino, Jeffrey Peterson, Christopher Plumberg, Damien Price, Constanca Providencia, Romulo Rougemont, Satyajit Roy, Hitansh Shah, Stuart Shapiro, Andrew W. Steiner, Michael Strickland, Hung Tan, Hajime Togashi, Israel Portillo Vazquez, Pengsheng Wen, Ziyuan Zhang (MUSES Collaboration)
Abstract: This review aims at providing an extensive discussion of modern constraints relevant for dense and hot strongly interacting matter. It includes theoretical first-principle results from lattice and perturbative QCD, as well as chiral effective field theory results. From the experimental side, it includes heavy-ion collision and low-energy nuclear physics results, as well as observations from neutron stars and their mergers. The validity of different constraints, concerning specific conditions and ranges of applicability, is also provided.

2023 Collaboration Meeting Announcement

Today Nico Yunes, PI of the NSF-funded MUSES project, announced the second annual MUSES collaboration meeting to be held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May. We look forward to another productive and fun in-person meeting!

Resummed lattice QCD equation of state at finite baryon density: strangeness neutrality and beyond

Date: February 11, 2022
Title: Resummed lattice QCD equation of state at finite baryon density: strangeness neutrality and beyond
Authors: Szabolcs Borsanyi, Zoltan Fodor, Jana N. Guenther, Ruben Kara, Paolo Parotto, Attila Pasztor, Claudia Ratti, Kalman K. Szabo
Abstract: We calculate a resummed equation of state with lattice QCD simulations at imaginary chemical potentials…

Jupyter + MUSES = Science

We are excited to announce the launch of our own JupyterHub. Jupyter notebooks have become an essential tool for researchers across many fields in science. Scientific simulations, analyses, and calculations of all varieties are becoming increasingly computationally intensive. Our JupyterHub system will embed scientists in the computing resources they need. What is JupyterHub? JupyterHub brings…
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MUSES Begins!

The MUSES project officially begins today. We have hit the ground running, with a suite of services designed to enable the collaboration to do their work efficiently and enjoyably. Conversations are underway to organize source code repositories, begin the work of designing the software architecture for equation of state solver code modules, and establish academic…
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MUSES community forum is online

The MUSES community will grow to include more than just the core collaboration team members. Over time, the open source ecosystem supporting the MUSES project will include contributers and members of the general public. Open source communities need a public forum to enable their effective cooperation and collaborative approaches to continued MUSES development. To this…
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