New publication

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 11:45

A new article, "Properties of the QCD thermal transition with Nf=2+1 flavors of Wilson quark", by the FASTSUM collaboration including Dr Jon-Ivar Skullerud and researchers from China, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Korea and the UK, has been published in Physical Review D.  It studies the transition to a new state of matter, the quark-gluon plasma, at extremely high temperatures, including the temperatures where the transition occurs and various signals of the transition.  The article is available at

The abstract of the article reads:
We study properties of the thermal transition in QCD, using anisotropic, fixed-scale lattice simulations with Nf=2+1 flavors of Wilson fermion. Observables are compared for two values of the pion mass, focusing on chiral properties. Results are presented for the Polyakov loop, various susceptibilities, the chiral condensate and its susceptibility, and the onset of parity doubling in the light and strange baryonic sector.