# Quark Matter 2014 - XXIV International Conference on Ultrarelativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions

19-24 May 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

## Effects of magnetic fields on the quark-gluon plasma

20 May 2014, 09:40
20m

### helium

Contributed Talk QCD Phase Diagram

### Speaker

Gergely Endrodi (U)

### Description

In this talk recent lattice QCD results are presented about the response of the thermal QCD vacuum to external (electro)magnetic fields. Characteristic features of this response include the reduction of the deconfinement transition temperature due to the magnetic field and the paramagnetic nature of the QCD vacuum as a medium. The latter results in a squeezing of the quark-gluon plasma if the field is not uniform. Possible implications of this squeezing for heavy-ion collisions are discussed.

### Primary author

Gergely Endrodi (U)

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