Large $N_c$ Thermodynamics with Dynamical Fermions

Daniel Hackett, Ethan Neil, Thomas Degrand
2019 Proceedings of The 36th Annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory — PoS(LATTICE2018)   unpublished
We present a progress report on our investigation of the thermodynamics of QCD with N f = 2 flavors of dynamical Wilson fermions in the limit of a large number of colors N c . To date, studies of the thermodynamics of QCD at large N c have been limited to the quenched approximation, i.e., to the behavior of pure SU(N c ) gauge theory at large N c . This is the first study of thermodynamics at large N c using dynamical fermions, and thus the first study able to test whether the quenched
more » ... tion is a valid way to investigate large N c thermodynamics. After reviewing 't Hooft's large N c limit, we discuss the automation we use to make this study feasible, and finally compare our preliminary physics results for SU(3 − 5) with large N c expectations.
doi:10.22323/1.334.0175 fatcat:vuwgmrz4d5aghikl2s3vq63ypi