• Sep 21 2011

    UCT Physics colloquium

    Marcelo Loewe (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

    Title: Hadronic thermal behaviour: The QCD Sum Rule perspective

    Abstract: I shall introduce the basic principles behind the thermal QCD Sum Rule approach as a tool for the determination of thermal hadronic properties from T=0 up to the critical temperature. One of the main aspects is the introduction of the thermal behavior of the continuum (perturbative QCD) threshold as an effective order parameter for the deconfinement phase transition. I shall discuss our results for two point functions in different channels, light, heavy-light, and heavy-heavy quark systems, as well as results for effective hadronic couplings associated to three-point functions. This talk is based on work done together with Cesareo Dominguez and postgraduate students during the past twenty years.

    when: Wed, 21 September 2011, 12:00 to 13:00
    where: Duncan Elliott Seminar Room, RW James Building

    All welcome!

    ps: For forthcoming (and previous) talks see www.phy.uct.ac.za/courses/colloquium