Averaging and the shape of the correlation function

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A brief pedagogical introduction to correlation femtoscopy is given. We then focus on the shape of the correlation function and discuss the possible reasons for its departure from the Gaussian form and better reproduction with a Lévy stable distribution. With the help of Monte Carlo simulations based on asymmetric extension of the Blast-Wave model with resonances we demonstrate possible influence of averaging over many events and integrating over wide momentum bins on the shape of the correlation function. We also show that the shape is strongly influenced by the use of the one-dimensional parametrisation in the qinv variable.


External organisations
  • Matej Bel University
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
Research areas and keywords

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  • Probability Theory and Statistics
  • Other Physics Topics


  • Correlation femtoscopy, Event-by-event fluctuations, Heavy-ion collisions, Lévy stable parametrisation
Original languageEnglish
Article number148
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Publication categoryResearch

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