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

Version 1 : Received: 27 September 2018 / Approved: 2 October 2018 / Online: 2 October 2018 (16:17:40 CEST)

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

Journal reference: Universe 2018, 4, 132
DOI: 10.3390/universe4120132

Abstract

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 for 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 TT, TE, and EE, excluding the low-$l$ physics. The latter, which is treated in an incomplete way because of the omission of radiative effects, is addressed in passing towards future work.

Subject Areas

calorons, thermal ground state, wave-particle duality, cosmological model, local-global discrepancy in H0

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