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Frontiers in QCD
September 19 - November 18, 2011
Week 8 Schedule - All talks in seminar room C421
Tuesday November 8
11 am: Eugenio Megias, "Non-Perturbative Thermal QCD: AdS/QCD and Gluon Condensates"
Abstract: The theory of strong interactions is asymptotically free at high
energies and temperatures, and this allows one to use perturbative
methods to study its thermodynamic properties in this regime.
Nevertheless close to the phase transition non-perturbative effects
become very important, and usual perturbative approaches are not
applicable. Then new non-perturbative methods must be developed. I
will explore some of the features of the Polyakov loop, heavy quark
free energy and the thermodynamics of the confined and deconfined
phases of QCD within the AdS/QCD formalism, using a consistent
treatment based on 5D Einstein-dilaton gravity with a dilaton
potential first developed by E. Kiritsis et al. We address also the
problem of finding the optimal AdS/QCD within the present formalism.
As a second part of my talk I will explore the possible existence of
the dimension two gluon condensate and the role played to describe
consistently the thermodynamics of QCD.
Thursday, November 10
11 am: Dam Son, "Quantum Hall effect: what we can learn from effective field theory in curved space"
Abstract: We approach the quantum Hall effect from the point of view of effective field theory. The consistency of the theory in curved space turns out to have nontrivial consequences in flat space. As an application, we find the electromagnetic response of quantum Hall states at small wave numbers.