Special Issue "Kinetic and Lattice Kinetic Theory of Strongly Interacting Fluids"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alessandro Gabbana
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Guest Editor
University of Ferrara and INFN-Ferrara, 44122 Ferrara FE, Italy
Interests: statistical and computational physics
Prof. Raffaele Tripiccione
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Guest Editor
University of Ferrara and INFN-Ferrara, 44122 Ferrara FE, Italy
Interests: statistical and computational physics
Prof. Dr. Sauro Succi
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Center for Life Nano Science @Sapienza, Italian Institute of Technology, Viale Regina Elena, 295, I-00161 Roma, Italy
Interests: statistical and computational physics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Strongly interacting fluids, such as quark–gluon plasmas, Bose–Einstein condensates in optical lattices, and electron flows in graphene, have received tremendous attention in the recent years, mainly under the drive of major experimental breakthroughs in condensed matter and high-energy and gravitational physics.

Profound and fascinating connections have also been unveiled between fluid mechanics, condensed matter, high-energy physics, and even string theory. These fluids appear to achieve the closest known approximation to a perfect fluid, in that they minimize the AdS–CFT viscosity/entropy ratio. At first glance, the very notion of quasi-particle loses significance for holographic (or, more generally strongly interacting) fluids; quasi-particles do not live long enough to carry any sensible information. Interestingly, though, hydrodynamics continues to hold for holographic fluids as disparate as super-hot and dense quark–gluon plasmas and super-cold dilute atomic gases, which lie some thirty orders of magnitude apart in density and even more so in temperature.

Kinetic approaches single out as a prominent framework to study (in principle and numerically) these phenomena, as they guarantee causality, relativistic invariance and a macroscopic description that extends beyond, but may connected to, hydrodynamics. Lattice kinetic methods are usually designed top–down, i.e., based on the symmetries of the macroscopic field theory rather than derived bottom–up from underlying micro-dynamics. Hence, they do not depend on the existence of quasi-particles. However, precisely because they are formulated in extended phase-space, they offer the opportunity to describe the dynamics of non-hydrodynamic modes as well, as they appear prior to the “hydrodynamization” stage. Last but not least, lattice kinetic formulations are a basis for computational efficient approaches.

In this issue, we plan to discuss and review the state of the art and the potential for further progress of (lattice) kinetic theory to explore the generalized hydrodynamics of strongly interacting fluids, both in the quantum and classical frameworks.

Prof. Sauro Succi
Prof. Raffaele Tripiccione
Dr. Alessandro Gabbana
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Relativistic kinetic theory
  • Relativistic heavy-ion collisions
  • Quark-Gluon Plasma
  • Collective dynamics of exotic system (e.g. Graphene)
  • Semi-classic fluids
  • Holographic fluids
  • Lattice Boltzmann Methods
  • Entropic Lattice Boltzmann Methods

Published Papers

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