QCD at non-zero density and phenomenology
2019 May 29
In the last few years, numerical simulations of QCD on the lattice have reached a new level of accuracy. A wide range of thermodynamic observables is now available in the continuum limit and for physical quark masses. This allows a quantitative comparison with measurements from heavy ion collisions. I will review the state-of-the-art results from lattice simulations of QCD thermodynamics and connect them to experimental measurements from RHIC, in view of the second Beam Energy Scan scheduled for 2019-2020.