Dr Denes Molnar (Purdue University, USA)

Self-consistent viscous phase space distributions from kinetic theory

The main challenge is to describe how local phase space distributions are modified compared to their local equilibrium form in the presence of gradiens and dissipation in the system. In fact, an infinite class of phase space distributions can describe the same hydrodynamic fields. We advocate a self-consistent approach that obtains phase space corrections from relativistic kinetic theory. A both self-consistent shear viscous and bulk viscous phase space corrections calculated for a many component gas of hadrons will be presented and discussed how the corrections affect experimental observables.