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.
If you are using Internet Explorer, please use Firefox, Chrome or Edge instead.
Otherwise, please update your browser to the latest version to use Indico without problems.