8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

QCD Critical Point and Event-by-event Fluctuations

9 Aug 2011, 14:30
552 B (Rhode Island Convention Center)

552 B

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Heavy Ion Physics/Hot and Dense QCD Heavy Ion Physics/Hot and Dense QCD


Prof. Misha Stephanov (UIC)


QCD critical point is a singularity on the QCD phase diagram with distinct signatures which make possible its discovery in heavy-ion collisions. I shall describe the characteristics of the non-monotonous behavior of observables measuring the magnitude and non-Gaussianity of event-by-event fluctuations as a function of the beam energy in the presence of the QCD critical point. I shall discuss implications for the RHIC Beam Energy Scan and what we can learn from recent data.

Primary author

Prof. Misha Stephanov (UIC)

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