2019 September 12
2019 September 26
We study the QCD equation of state, and fluctuations of baryon number and strangeness using the hadron resonance gas model with repulsive mean field. We find that including both the predicted but not observed resonances, a.k.a. missing states, and the repulsive mean field into the resonance gas model leads to better description of the lattice results. The repulsive mean field is particularly important for the higher order baryon number fluctuations.