Faculty of Physics
University of Vienna
Prof. Helmuth Hüffel



November 27 - 29, 2009





Aleksi Kurkela (Zurich):


Dimensional reduction near the deconfinement transition



It is expected that incorporating the center symmetry in the conventional dimensionally reduced effective theory for high-temperature SU(N) Yang-Mills theory, EQCD, will considerably extend its applicability towards the deconfinement transition. In this talk, I will discuss the construction of such center-symmetric effective theories and present results from their lattice simulations in the case of two colors. The simulations demonstrate that unlike EQCD, the new center symmetric theory undergoes a second order confining phase transition in complete analogy with the full theory. I will also describe the perturbative and non-perturbative matching of the parameters of the effective theory, and outline ways to further improve its description of the physics near the deconfinement transition.

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