QCD critical point and event-by-event fluctuations

May 27, 2011, 6:10 PM
20m
Salon Berlioz AB (Imperial Palace)

Salon Berlioz AB

Imperial Palace

Allée Impérial 74000 Annecy, France Tél. : +33 4 50 09 30 00
Parallel QCD phase diagram Energy scan

Speaker

Prof. Misha Stephanov (UIC)

Description

Observables measuring the magnitude and non-Gaussianity of event-by-event fluctuations can be used to discover the QCD critical point in heavy-ion collisions. I shall describe theoretical predictions for the non-Gaussian measures such as skewness, kurtosis and corresponding mixed moments as a function of the beam energy in the presence of the QCD critical point. I shall discuss implications for the RHIC Beam Energy Scan and what we can learn from recent data.

Primary author

Prof. Misha Stephanov (UIC)

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