Monday AM: 1
- Heng-Tong Ding (Central China Normal University)
Monday AM: 2
- Philippe de Forcrand (ETH Zurich & CERN)
Prof. Kurt Langfeld (Plymouth University)
10. The smallest of the Little Bangs: thermalization and collective flow in pp and pA collisions (??!)
Prof. Ulrich Heinz (The Ohio State University)
Transport properties and probes
Recent experimental data from p+Pb and high-multiplicity p+p collisions at the LHC, as well as p+Au, d+Au and He3+Au collisions at RHIC, suggest strongly that the same collective phenomena that have been attributed to hydrodynamic flow in collisions between heavy nuclei also manifest in qualitatively identical ways in collisions where one or both collision partners are as small as a proton....
Dr Akihiko Monnai (Institut de Physique Théorique, CNRS/CEA)
QCD phase diagram
The properties of a QCD medium at finite density is extensively studied in the recent beam energy scan program at BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion collider. One of the main goals of the program is to understand the QCD phase structure and to verify the existence of a critical point. A difficulty in such analyses is that a signal of the critical point could be thermally washed away if its location is...
Dr Guido Cossu (Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
Bulk properties of the quark-gluon plasma
We investigate the properties of the background gauge field configurations that act as disorder for the Anderson localization mechanism in the Dirac spectrum of QCD at high temperatures. We compute the eigenmodes of the M\"obius domain-wall fermion operator on configurations generated for the $SU(3)$ gauge theory with two flavors of fermions, in the temperature range $[0.9,1.9]T_c$. We...
Prof. Lorenz von Smekal (Justus-Liebig University Giessen)
Condensed matter systems
We study the phase diagram of the fermionic Hubbard model on the hexagonal lattice in the space of on-site and nearest neighbor couplings with Hybrid-Monte-Carlo simulations. With pure on-site repulsion this allows to determine the critical coupling strength for spin-density wave formation. We compare the standard approach of introducing a small mass term, explicitly breaking the sublattice...
Dr Nikhil Karthik (Florida International University)
Condensed matter systems
We present results from our lattice simulation of parity-invariant three-dimensional QED with two dynamical flavors of massless two-component fermions, implemented using the overlap operator. Contradictory to the expectation from various plausibility arguments, we find evidences from the finite-size scaling of eigenvalues of the Dirac operator and from correlators of fermion bilinears,...