Polyakov Deconfinement at Strong Coupling

by Javier Subils (Nordita)




Understanding the phase diagram of QCD at finite density and temperature remains one of the most prominent open problems in modern physics. In this talk, I will present a model in type IIA supergravity that describes holographically a QCD-like theory at strong coupling. I will show how the phase diagram at finite temperature and external magnetic field looks like. This turns out to be quite rich, both with first and second order confinement/deconfinement phase transitions and a critical point. Finally, I will explain how these results are leading us to find the first realization of finite baryon density states in a top-down confining holographic model.