TH Informal Lattice Meeting

The equation of state with non-equilibrium methods

by Mr Alessandro Nada (University of Turin & INFN, Turin)

53-R-044 (CERN)



Show room on map

Jarzynski's equality is a well-known result in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics which provides an elegant and powerful tool to compute directly differences in free-energy in Monte Carlo simulations and it can be readily extended to lattice gauge theories for a large set of physically interesting observables. In this talk a novel technique to determine the thermodynamics of strongly-interacting matter based on this relation is discussed. It allows for a direct and efficient determination of the pressure using out-of-equilibrium Monte Carlo simulations on the lattice. Results for the equation of state of the SU(3) Yang-Mills theory obtained with this technique in the confined and deconfined phases will be presented.

Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now