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Date of Award

January 2021

Degree Type


Degree Name



Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Sean Gavin


Correlation measurements in nuclear collisions provide new information on the interplay of dissipation and fluctuations in QGP. Viscous diffusion and thermal noise can broaden the rapidity dependence of two-particle transverse momentum correlations. In this thesis, we developed a new method for computing these correlations using the second-order Israel-Stewart hydrodynamics with stochastic noise. We further expanded this method by invoking third-order diffusion equations to enforce causality and generalization to asymmetric systems.

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