1. RIKEN/BNL Lunch Time Talk

"Exploring QCD phase diagram at vanishing baryon density on the lattice"

Presented by Heng-Tong Ding, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:30 pm
Building 510 / Room 2-160

Hosted by: Tomomi Ishikawa

I briefly report on the current status of QCD phase diagram at vanishing baryon density. I focus on the QCD phase diagram with Nf=3 and 2+1 using Highly Improved Staggered Quarks on $N_{\tau}=6$ lattices. The nature of the QCD chiral phase transition by approaching towards the chiral limit of light quark mass is investigated. The influence of the chiral phase transition at vanishing baryon density to the real world is also discussed.