Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Non-perturbative QCD up to high temperatures: the case of mesonic screening masses

Jul 9, 2022, 5:00 PM
Room 1 (Europa Auditorium)

Room 1 (Europa Auditorium)

Parallel Talk Strong interactions and Hadron Physics Strong interactions and Hadron Physics


Dr Michele Pepe (INFN - Sezione Milano Bicocca (Italy))


We discuss a strategy to study non-perturbatively QCD up to very high temperatures by Monte Carlo simulations on the lattice. It allows to investigate not only the thermodynamic properties of the theory but also other interesting thermal features. As a first concrete application, we compute the flavour non-singlet meson screening masses and we present the results of Monte Carlo simulations at 12 temperatures covering the range from T ∼ 1 GeV up to ∼ 160 GeV in the theory with three massless quarks. On the one side, chiral symmetry restoration manifests itself in our results through the degeneracy of the vector and the axial vector channels and of the scalar and the pseudoscalar ones, and, on the other side, we observe a clear splitting between the vector and the pseudoscalar screening masses up to the highest investigated temperature. A comparison with the high-temperature effective theory shows that the known 1-loop order in the perturbative expansion does not provide a satisfactory description of the non-perturbative data up to the highest temperature considered.

In-person participation No

Primary authors

Dr Mattia Dalla Brida (CERN (Switzerland)) Prof. Leonardo Giusti (University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)) Dr Tim Harris (University of Edinburgh (UK)) Mr Davide Laudicina (University ofi Milano-Bicocca (Italy)) Dr Michele Pepe (INFN - Sezione Milano Bicocca (Italy))

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