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Introductory lectures on lattice QCD at nonzero baryon number

Gert Aarts Orcid Logo

Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume: 706, Start page: 022004

Swansea University Author: Gert Aarts Orcid Logo

DOI (Published version): 10.1088/1742-6596/706/2/022004

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These lecture notes contain an elementary introduction to lattice QCD at nonzero chemical potential. Topics discussed include chemical potential in the continuum and on the lattice; the sign, overlap and Silver Blaze problems; the phase boundary at small chemical potential; imaginary chemical potent...

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Published in: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Published: 2016
Online Access: http://inspirehep.net/record/1409930
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa27101
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Abstract: These lecture notes contain an elementary introduction to lattice QCD at nonzero chemical potential. Topics discussed include chemical potential in the continuum and on the lattice; the sign, overlap and Silver Blaze problems; the phase boundary at small chemical potential; imaginary chemical potential; and complex Langevin dynamics. An incomplete overview of other approaches is presented as well. These lectures are meant for postgraduate students and postdocs with an interest in extreme QCD. A basic knowledge of lattice QCD is assumed but not essential. Some exercises are included at the end.
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Start Page: 022004