# Quark Matter 2012

12-18 August 2012
US/Eastern timezone

## Magnetic plasma and unusual confinmenets

16 Aug 2012, 16:00
2h

Poster Exploring the QCD phase diagram

### Speaker

Edward Shuryak (stony brook university)

### Description

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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