18-24 June 2017
Palacio de Congresos
Europe/Madrid timezone
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Auditorio Manuel de Falla
Nonzero Temperature and Density

An improved estimate for the photon rate from lattice QCD - part 1


  • Dr. Tim HARRIS

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We estimate the production rate of photons from the quark-gluon plasma in lattice QCD. The production of weakly-interacting particles from a strongly-interacting medium has applications to particle cosmology and heavy-ion phenomenology. We propose a new observable which gives us better control over the systematic uncertainty in estimating the rate at large photon momenta. The relevant Euclidean vector current correlation functions are computed with $N_\mathrm f =2$ Wilson clover fermions in the relevant chirally-symmetric phase. We investigate discretization effects by employing multiple lattice spacings and applying various strategies for improvement.