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Brookhaven National Laboratory

QCD in Extreme Conditions

Date: July 31 - August 02, 2006
Location: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Large Seminar Room, Physics Building 510
Organizers: Saumen Datta, Rob Pisarski, Peter Petreczky and Christian Schmidt
  • Today is: Monday, April 21, 2014
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Motivation & Plans

With the operation of the RHIC heavy ion program, the theoretical understanding of the QCD at finite temperature and density has become increasingly important. Though QCD at finite temperature has been extensively studied using lattice Monte-Carlo simulations over the past twenty years, most physical questions relevant to RHIC (and future) heavy ion experiments remain open. Lattice QCD has proven to be successful in calculating static properties like the critical temperature, equation of state, screening length, etc., in a theory without dynamical quarks.

However, in the realistic case of full QCD (i.e. in the presence of light dynamical quarks) a reliable calculation of these quantities is still missing because of the very high computational cost of dynamical quarks simulations. In the age of dedicated Tera-Flop computers it will become possible for the first time ever to perform reliable continuum extrapolations of thermodynamic quantities.

In that sense it will be very interesting to discuss lattice and continuum results in a broader context. Large scale lattice projects which aim to perform the continuum calculation, in the thermodynamic limit and (almost) realistic quark masses are ongoing. It will give large insight to compare recent results of different groups, which have been obtained with different improved actions and different approaches.

The topics of the workshop and speakers include:

QCD at finite temperature with light dynamical quarks
(Z. Fodor, L. Levkova, T. Umeda)

QCD at finite density
(A. Alexandru, S. Eijiri, R. Gavai, M. P. Lombardo, O. Philipsen, H.-C. Ren, D. Sinclair, J. Skullerud)

Meson spectral functions at finite temperature
(S. Shcheredin, D. Teaney, A. Velytsky)

Deconfinement transition in gauge theories
(B. Bringoltz, M. Pepe, A. Vourinen)

Accommodation Information

Limited housing is available onsite which will be assigned to Workshop Registrants on a first come first served basis. The Workshop Coordinator will contact you with reservation confirmations.

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