Supersymmetric theories at finite temperature

John Hiller

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New nonperturbative techniques make possible the calculation of thermodynamic properties of supersymmetric gauge theories. We apply them to supersymmetric QCD at large Nc, with a Chern-Simons term included to give mass to the adjoint partons. The theory is solved nonpertur-batively by the technique of supersymmetric discrete light-cone quantization, which uses a discrete momentum grid in light-cone coordinates to convert integral equations for Fock-space wave functions to a supersymmetric matrix representation. The spectral distribution of the representation is computed by Lanczos iteration of the mass-squared eigenvalue problem. Thermodynamic quantities are then computed from an analytic fit to this spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventLight Cone 2008 on Relativistic Nuclear and Particle Physics, LC 2008 - Mulhouse, France
Duration: Jul 7 2008Jul 11 2008

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