Effects of magnetic fields on the quark-gluon plasma

20 May 2014, 09:40
helium (darmstadtium)



Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt Germany
Contributed Talk QCD Phase Diagram QCD phase diagram


Gergely Endrodi (U)


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.

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Gergely Endrodi (U)

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