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

Thermal effective potential for the Polyakov loop to higher loop order

5 Aug 2018, 18:10
Hall F (Arts Bldg.)

Hall F

Arts Bldg.

Talk D: Deconfinement Deconfinement


Hiromichi Nishimura (RIKEN BNL)


We compute the effective potential for the Polyakov loop in a pure SU(N) gauge theory beyond two-loop order. We introduce a new approach using the Poisson resummation formula, which is well suited to compute thermal sums/integrals with non-trivial holonomy. We discuss the implications for phenomenology with three colors, and theoretical questions at large N.

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