Parton cascades and elliptic flow

Three new preprints address the question of what it takes to describe the measured elliptic flow in Au+Au collisions at RHIC in the framework of a partonic Boltzmann equation: (more…)

Parton Recombination Primer

The development of the parton recombination model was driven by a series of observations, made by the RHIC experiments, which lacked a consistent explanation in the prevalent physics picture at that time. This primer will provide a brief overview of the recombination approach and guide the reader to references needed for a more extensive study.


What is “reco” scaling?

Over the past 1-2 years some confusion has entered the field as to what exactly constitutes the elliptic flow scaling law predicted by the parton recombination models. (more…)