From the Quark Gluon Plasma to Strongly Coupled Conformal Theories

20 May 2014, 16:30
spectrum (darmstadtium)



Board: K-01
Poster Relations to Other Strongly Interacting Systems Poster session


Mr Tiago Nunes da Silva (University of Groningen)


We discuss our results on the thermal phase transition in color $SU(3)$ QCD with a large number $N_f$ of fundamental fermions using lattice gauge theory. We study the dependence of the critical temperature $T_c$ of the transition and of the coupling at $T_c$ on $N_f$. These results are used to investigate precursory effects of conformality associated with the emergence of a non-trivial fixed point at large $N_f$ and to show how real quark gluon plasma is smoothly connected to a strongly coupled system at zero temperature.

Primary authors

Prof. Elisabetta Pallante (University of Groningen) Dr Kohtaroh Miura (KMI, Nagoya University) Maria Paola Lombardo (INFN) Mr Tiago Nunes da Silva (University of Groningen)

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