Particles, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar
Magnetic Quasi-Particle Component in High Temperature QCD
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
Gant Science Complex