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Proceedings 2019, 10(1), 8;

Review of Critical Point Searches and Beam-Energy Studies

Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973, USA
Presented at Hot Quarks 2018 - Workshop for Young Scientists on the Physics of Ultrarelativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, Texel, The Netherlands, 7–14 September 2018.
Published: 10 April 2019
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I give an introductory overview of the search for the critical point in the phase diagram of QCD in the context of heavy-ion collisions from a theoretical perspective. The focus is on static and dynamic critical physics and the corresponding properties of particle number fluctuations as relevant examples of promising observables for signatures of a critical point in beam-energy scan experiments.
Keywords: heavy-ion collisions, QCD phase diagram, critical phenomena heavy-ion collisions, QCD phase diagram, critical phenomena
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