Aug 12 – 18, 2012
US/Eastern timezone

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Magnetic plasma and unusual confinmenets

Aug 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Exploring the QCD phase diagram Poster Session Reception


Edward Shuryak (stony brook university)


Confinement phenomenon for a long time was associated with Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of cirtain magnetic objects. In a series of previous works we had shown that it is indeed the case for lattice monopoles, which in pure gauge theory are about as numeroous near $T_c$ as gluons. We can now show that with increasing number of quark flavors to $N_f\sim 10$ the deconfinement transition moves to much stronger coupling, and thus magnetic monopoles will dominate electric excitations. We will also speculate that ``unusual" magnetic objects can undergo BEC, as they known to do so in supersymmetric analogs of multi-flavor QCD.

Primary author

Edward Shuryak (stony brook university)

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