An Interesting Fluctuation…

occurred in my daily listing of new posts to nucl-ex and nucl-th. The word “fluctuations(s)” appeared 17 times in the titles and abstracts of papers posted. Among them are

While not completely clear in my fast reading, it would seem that the latter two papers would predict different correlations between multiplicity and pT fluctuations- could this be used to discriminate between the suggested mechanisms?

Note: By my count, today there were at least 9 new papers of general interest to “QCD matter”. As far as i can tell, this is not driven by one looming conference proceedings deadline, but seems instead to be another (positive!) fluctuation.