Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Quantum Dynamics of Charged Fermions in the Wigner Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Collider Searches for Dark Matter (ATLAS + CMS)
Open AccessArticle

SU(2) Quantum Yang–Mills Thermodynamics: Some Theory and Some Applications

Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Universe 2018, 4(12), 132; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe4120132
Received: 27 September 2018 / Revised: 13 November 2018 / Accepted: 15 November 2018 / Published: 22 November 2018
In the first part of this talk, we review some prerequisites for and essential arguments involved in the construction of the thermal-ground-state estimate underlying the deconfining phase in the thermodynamics of SU(2) Quantum Yang–Mills theory and how this structure supports its distinct excitations. The second part applies deconfining SU(2) Yang–Mills thermodynamics to the Cosmic Microwave Background in view of (i) a modified temperature-redshift relation with an interesting link to correlation-length criticality in the 3D Ising model, (ii) the implied minimal changes in the dark sector of the cosmological model, and (iii) best-fit parameter values of this model when confronted with the spectra of the angular two-point functions temperature-temperature (TT), temperature-E-mode-polarisation (TE), E-mode-polarisation-E-mode-polarisation (EE), excluding the low-l physics. The latter, which so far is treated in an incomplete way due to the omission of radiative effects, is addressed in passing. View Full-Text
Keywords: Harrington-Shepard calorons; thermal ground state; cosmological model Harrington-Shepard calorons; thermal ground state; cosmological model
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Hofmann, R. SU(2) Quantum Yang–Mills Thermodynamics: Some Theory and Some Applications. Universe 2018, 4, 132.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop