Particles, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar

Magnetic Quasi-Particle Component in High Temperature QCD

Chris Korthals Altes
Centre Physique Théorique au CNRS

Traditionally the hot QCD plasma is thought of as a quark-gluon soup. However the soup is a lot spicier: lattice simulations in quarkless gluodynamics show there must be a color magnetic component. A hoist of data is within 1 to 2% consistent with an octet of colored monopoles. They are dilute, the diluteness given by the empirically small ratio of string tension to the mass gap. They are subject to a chemical potential, and can Bose-condense below some critical temperature.

Monday, May 7, 2007
2:00 pm
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P121

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