University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Nuclear Physics Seminar

Wednesday, March 10th 2010
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Jose A. R. Cembranos, University of Minnesota
Subject: Thermodynamics of p-Adic strings

We will discuss the thermodynamics of field theories characterized by nonlocal propagators by focusing on the p-adic models associated with the tachyon phenomenology in string theories. We will compute the partition function and main thermodynamic properties arising from perturbative thermal loops. We will analyze the results from different approaches, as the relation to string theory, presence of ghosts states, generation of vacuum energy, etc.

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