Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

"Deconfinement in Yang-Mills theory through toroidal"

Presented by Mithat Unsal, Stanford University

Friday, December 10, 2010, 2:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

We introduce field theory techniques through which the deconfinement transition of four-dimensional Yang-Mills theory can be moved to a semi-classical domain where it becomes calculable using two-dimensional field theory. The two dimensional theory has electric and magnetic (order and disorder) perturbations, analogs of which appear in planar spin-systems and statistical physics. In this regime, the deconfinement transition is driven by the competition between electric and magnetic perturbations.

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