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