Physics: Dr. E. Pallante, Univ. of Groningen, Physics Department: The physics of many flavours
|15 May 2008||FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Speaker:||Physics: Dr. E. Pallante|
|Affiliation:||Univ. of Groningen, Physics Department|
|Title:||The physics of many flavours|
Non abelian gauge theories like the theory of strong interactions describe an incredibly rich variety of phenomena, driven by the interplay of confinement and asymptotic freedom.
Experiments give us a tangible evidence of this richness, with the finding of new phases of matter like the quark-gluon plasma phase. LHC might let us discover, not without a certain degree of surprise, that new regimes of strongly interacting matter play among the main characters in what we call the physics beyond the Standard Model.
All of this gives a practical reason for a purely theoretical question: What happens when we increase the matter content of a non-abelian gauge theory? Is the theory entering a conformal phase before the loss of asymptotic freedom? During this talk I will give part of the answer, based on very recent works. Using a lot of the physics of phase transitions, I will explore the way we might draw the complete picture.
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