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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum
Joint with Phenomenology
A Lattice Calculation of QCD Critical Point from Canonical Ensemble
Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 2:30 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin
Speaker: Keh-Fei Liu, University of Kentucky
Abstract: At zero chemical potential, the finite temperature transition of QCD is known to be a smooth crossover from lattice simulations. The conjectured first order phase transition and its critical point at finite density is of great theoretical and experimental interest.
I will review the status of the lattice calculation with grand canonical approach and present an algorithm in the canonical approach. The preliminary results on the identification of a first order transition and the determination of the critical point with the help of Maxwell construction will be reported.
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