Jul 24 – 30, 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

Thermodynamics of strongly-coupled lattice QCD in the chiral limit

Jul 29, 2016, 5:10 PM
Building 67 Room 1027 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1027

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Talk Nonzero Temperature and Density Nonzero Temperature and Density


Helvio Vairinhos (ETH Zurich)


In the strong coupling limit, n-point functions in lattice QCD with staggered fermions can be rewritten exactly as traces over constrained configurations of monomers, dimers, and baryon loops covering the spacetime lattice. Worm algorithms provide efficient global sampling methods over such ensembles, and are particularly efficient in the chiral limit. We study the thermodynamics of strongly-coupled U(3) and SU(3) lattice QCD with one massless staggered fermion using such methods, and compare the results with the relativistic pion gas.

Primary author

Helvio Vairinhos (ETH Zurich)


Prof. Paul Romatschke (University of Colorado) Dr Philippe de Forcrand (ETH Zurich & CERN) Mr Wolfgang Unger (Bielefeld University)

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