24-26 June 2019
Bunkyo School Building, Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba
Japan timezone

Partial deconfinement

24 Jun 2019, 16:15
45m
134 (Bunkyo School Building, Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba)

134

Bunkyo School Building, Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba

3-29-1 Otsuka Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 112-0012 Japan
Invited talk Session 4

Speaker

Prof. Goro Ishiki (University of Tsukuba)

Description

We discuss a "partially deconfined phase" in SU(N) gauge theories. This phase is in between the confined and deconfined phases and is defined such that SU(M) in SU(N) (M < N) is deconfined and the rest of degrees of freedom are confined. We investigate some examples and find that in all the examples, the transition from the partially deconfined phase to completely deconfined phase has the same structure as the Gross-Witten Wadia transition. We also discuss an interesting relation between the partial deconfinement and black holes in string theory. When the partially deconfined phase is unstable, it corresponds to the phase with a small Schwarzschild black hole in string theory through the gauge/gravity duality.

Primary author

Prof. Goro Ishiki (University of Tsukuba)

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