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Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar

Monday, September 24, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Gant West (Physics Building), P121

Prof. Gerald Dunne, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut

Resurgence and Phase Transitions

Resurgence is a new approach to quantum field theory that combines perturbative and non-perturbative effects in a unified framework. I'll give an overview of the key ideas and discuss applications to phase transitions in physical problems. The main motivation is to find a new way to probe the QCD phase diagram. In this approach, a phase transition is interpreted as a change of dominant saddle in a path integral or partition function. Examples include the Ising model, chiral symmetry breaking in the Gross-Neveu model, the Thirring and Hubbard models, and the large N phase transition in 2d lattice gauge theory.


Prof. L. Jin

Physics Department (primary)

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