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    Dynamical vs geometric anisotropy in relativistic heavy-ion collisions: which one prevails?

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    We study the influence of geometric and dynamical anisotropies on the development of flow harmonics and, simultaneously, on the second- and third-order oscillations of femtoscopy radii. The analysis is done within the Monte Carlo event generator HYDJET++, which was extended to dynamical triangular deformations. It is shown that the merely geometric anisotropy provides the results which anticorrelate with the experimental observations of either v2v_2 (or v3v_3) or second-order (or third-order) oscillations of the femtoscopy radii. Decays of resonances significantly increase the emitting areas but do not change the phases of the radii oscillations. In contrast to the spatial deformations, the dynamical anisotropy alone provides the correct qualitative description of the flow and the femtoscopy observables simultaneously. However, one needs both types of the anisotropy to match quantitatively the experimental data.Comment: minor corrections, published versio

    Anisotropic flow fluctuations in hydro-inspired freeze-out model for relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    The LHC data on event-by-event harmonic flow coefficients measured in PbPb collisions at center-of-mass energy 2.76 TeV per nucleon pair are analyzed and interpreted within the HYDJET++ model. To compare the model results with the experimental data the unfolding procedure is employed. The essentially dynamical origin of the flow fluctuations in hydro-inspired freeze-out approach has been established. It is shown that the simple modification of the model via introducing the distribution over spatial anisotropy parameters permits HYDJET++ to reproduce both elliptic and triangular flow fluctuations and related to it eccentricity fluctuations of the initial state at the LHC energy.Comment: 12 pages including 9 figures as EPS-files; prepared using LaTeX package for publication in the European Physical Journal

    Will jets reduce the elliptic flow at LHC, while decays of resonances restore the constituent quark scaling?

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    Formation and evolution of the elliptic flow pattern in Pb+Pb collisions at sqrt{s}=5.5 ATeV and in Au+Au collisions at sqrt{s}=200 AGeV are analyzed for different hadron species within the framework of HYDJET++ Monte-Carlo model. The model contains both hydrodynamic state and jets, thus allowing for a study of the interplay between the soft and hard processes. It is found that jets are terminating the rise of the elliptic flow with increasing transverse momentum. Since jets are more influential at LHC compared to RHIC, the elliptic flow at LHC should be weaker than that at RHIC. The influence of resonance decays on particle elliptic flow is investigated also. These final state interactions enhance the low-p_T part of the v_2 of pions and light baryons, and work towards the fulfilment of idealized constituent quark scaling.Comment: 8 pages, 9 figures, 3 table

    Azimuthal anisotropy of jet quenching at LHC

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    We analyze the azimuthal anisotropy of jet spectra due to energy loss of hard partons in quark-gluon plasma, created initially in nuclear overlap zone in collisions with non-zero impact parameter. The calculations are performed for semi-central Pb-Pb collisions at LHC energy.Comment: Talk given at Fourth International Conference "Physics and Astrophysics of Quark-Gluon Plasma", November 26-30, 2001; 4 pages including 4 eps-figure

    Hard Probes in Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC: Jet Physics

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    We discuss the importance of high-pT hadron and jet measurements in nucleus-nucleus collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.Comment: The writeup of the working group "Jet Physics" for the CERN Yellow Report on "Hard Probes in Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC", 123 pages. Subgroup convenors: R. Baier, X.N. Wang, U.A. Wiedemann (theory) and I.P. Lokhtin, A. Morsch (experiment). Editor: U.A. Wiedeman
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