Topological susceptibility and axial symmetry at finite temperature

Who: Guido Cossu (KEK Theory Center)
When: Monday, November 14, 2011 at 14:15
Where: U147

We consider the simulation of finite temperature QCD with two flavors of dynamical overlap fermions in order to study the suppression of the axial U(1) symmetry breaking at the chiral phase transition point. As a preliminary study, pure gauge simulations are performed to investigate how fixing the topology affects physical quantities like the topological susceptibility, at finite temperature, showing that it is possible to reconstruct known results from the fixed topology sector. First results on the degeneracy of meson correlators in the high temperature QGP sector are shown.