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Aspects of Lattice QCD at finite temperature

Grant number: 19/10913-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 28, 2023
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Tereza Cristina da Rocha Mendes
Grantee:Jesuel Marques Leal Junior
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/05685-2 - Hadronic physics in high energy nuclear collisions, AP.TEM

Abstract

In the present project, numerical simulations of lattice quantum chromodynamics are proposed, with emphasis on the case of the theory in extreme conditions of temperature, in which the transtion to the so-called quark-gluon plasma is observed. In particular, we will investigate the critical behavior of the propagators of the theory in the neighborhood of the phase transition. The proposed study inserts itself naturally in the thematic project proc. # 2017/05685-2 (coordinated by Prof. Jun Takahashi of IFGW-Unicamp), in that one intends to obtain observable quantities for the characterization of the QGP produced in heavy-ion collisions, as carried out at the LHC. (AU)