22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

The QCD phase diagram at low baryon density from lattice simulations

23 Jul 2010, 11:00
Salle 252A ()

Salle 252A

Parallel Session Talk 09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results 09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results


Owe Philipsen


The QCD phase diagram as a function of temperature and chemical potential for baryon number is largely unknown. Straightforward Monte Carlo simulations of lattice QCD are prohibited by the so-called sign problem for systems with a non-vanishing net baryon number. After a brief introduction to the origin of the sign problem, I review some recent computational techniques valid for sufficiently small baryon chemical potentials, and summarize our current knowledge of the QCD phase diagram resulting from such simulations.

Primary author

Owe Philipsen (Goethe-University Frankfurt)

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