Radosław Ryblewski MSc (IFJ, Kraków)

Highly-anisotropic and strongly-dissipative hydrodynamics and the early-thermalization puzzle

The recently formulated framework of highly-anisotropic and strongly-dissipative hydrodynamics (ADHYDRO) is used to study soft hadronic observables at the RHIC top energies. The transverse momentum spectra, HBT radii and directed and elliptic flows of different particle species are calculated for different initial anisotropy scenarios and compared to the experimental data. The results are discussed in the context of the early-thermalization puzzle.