### Research Interests

QCD under conditions of extreme temperature and density. Lately, developing an
effective theory for Quantum Chromo-Dynamics about the critical temperature.
Also, cold, dense quark matter, which is "quarkyonic".

### Recent Talks

*Theory vs experiment: an effective model for deconfinement*

Invited talk at Heavy Ions: Experiment confronts Theory, Niels Bohr Institute, 7/11 - 10/11/11.
*An effective (matrix) model for deconfinement*

Invited talk at Extreme QCD, San Carlos, Mexico, 18/7/11 - 20/7/11;

Seminar at the J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, 8/7/11;

Invited talk at BNL Quarkonium Workshop, BNL, 16/6/11.
*For Heavy Ions, will LHC be "like" RHIC?*

Talk at From Strong Fields to Colorful Matter, Asheville, NC, 25/10/10;

Seminar at New York City College of Technology, 23/8/10;

Seminar at J. W. Goethe Univ., Frankfurt, 9/9/10;

Invited talk at The first heavy ion collisions at the LHC - HIC10, CERN, 1/9/10.
*Summary Talk, Workshop on Chiral Symmetry and Confinement in Cold, Dense Quark Matter*

ECT-EMMI International Workshop, Trento, 23/7/10.