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Physics and Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

3:30 PM, Friday, March 27, 2009
Room 155, Chem-Phys Building

Dr. Frithjof Karsch
Lattice Gauge Theory Group
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Large scale numerical calculations of bulk properties of strongly interacting matter form the basis for a better understanding of the phase diagram of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD) and yield basic input for the modeling on heavy ion collisions in hydrodynamic models. We will introduce basic aspects of these calculations, performed in the framework of lattice regularized QCD, discuss our current understanding of the phase diagram and present recent results from calculations of the equation of state of strongly interacting matter.

Refreshments will be served in CP 177 at 3:15 PM