31 July 2018 to 6 August 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Thermal ground state in Quantum Yang-Mills theory

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Hall E (Arts Bldg.)

Hall E

Arts Bldg.

Talk A: Vacuum structure and confinement Vacuum structure and confinement


Dr Ralf Hofmann (ITP, Uni Heidelberg)


We explain the essentials of the structure of the thermal ground state in the deconfining phase of SU(2) Quantum Yang-Mills theory. Applications here discussed involve the evolution of the coupling constant, aspects of the loop expansion of thermodynamical quantities and the polarization tensor the massless mode as well as a derivation of the 3D Ising critical exponent for the correlation length based on an exact solution for conformal temperature-redshift scaling.

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Dr Ralf Hofmann (ITP, Uni Heidelberg)

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