Jyväskylä, Finland

Viscous Relativistic Hydrodynamics

when 8 August 2016 - 12 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC

Fluid dynamical modeling has become one of the cornerstones in understanding the dynamics and the properties of the strongly interacting system formed in heavy-ion collisions at ultrarelativistic energies. The objective of these lectures is to give an introduction to the basic concepts of relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics, and the fluid dynamical models of the heavy-ion collisions. The relativistic Navier-Stokes and Israel-Stewart equations are derived, and their microscopic origin and applicability are discussed. The details of the various ingredients of fluid dynamical models, the initial conditions, equation of state, transport coefficients and freeze-out, are discussed. Finally, various experimental observables are introduced, and the implications of the results from the RHIC and LHC experiments on the properties of quark-gluon plasma are discussed.

This course is combined with PH2 course.

Course leader

Lecturer: Dr. Harri Niemi (J-W Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)

Coordinator: Dr. Tuomas Lappi (University of Jyväskylä)

Target group

The course is targeted at the advanced undergraduate and especially at graduate students in physics.

The Summer School annually offers courses for advanced master’s students, graduate students, and post-docs in the various fields of science and information technology.

Course aim

The most important aims of the Summer School are to develop post-graduates scientific readiness and to offer students the possibility to study in a modern, scientific environment and to create connections to the international science community. The Summer School offers an excellent pathway to develop international collaboration in post-graduate research.

Credits info

2 EC
Passing: Obligatory attendance at lectures, and completing the exercises.

Grading: Pass/fail

Fee info

EUR 0: Participating the Summer School is free of charge, but student have to cover the costs of own travel, accommodation and meals at Jyväskylä.


The 26th Jyväskylä Summer School is not able to grant any Summer School students financial support.