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

The Nuclear and Chiral Transition in the Strong Coupling Regime of Lattice QCD

Jul 29, 2016, 4:30 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


Mr Wolfgang Unger (Bielefeld University)


Lattice QCD in the strong coupling limit with staggered quarks gives rise to a dual representation. Here, the sign problem is mild enough to study the phase diagram at finite density. In the strong coupling limit, the first order nuclear and chiral transition at low temperatures coincide due to Pauli saturation. Away from the strong coupling limit, incorporating higher order gauge corrections, both transitions are expected to split, with an intermediate phase of nuclear matter where chiral symmetry is still broken. We show numerical evidence from Monte Carlo simulations in the dual representation that indicate this splitting.

Primary author

Mr Wolfgang Unger (Bielefeld University)

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