Finding the critical end point of QCD: lattice and experiment

Sourendu Gupta
2010 Proceedings of 5th International Workshop on Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement — PoS(CPOD 2009)   unpublished
The current status of the search for the critical end point on the lattice and in experiments is discussed. A naive extrapolation is given of lattice results on the location of the critical end point to the continuum limit with the correct pion mass. An interpretation of current results on fluctuations is provided. A new method of analysis of experimental data is discussed, which provides a check on the removal of backgrounds, comparisons with QCD, and signals an approach to the critical end point.
doi:10.22323/1.071.0025 fatcat:xa2ijmyaxzevtl276uf75y7rea