Aspects of finite temperature QCD towards the chiral limit
May 16, 2022
QCD under extreme conditions has been studied for a long time, and the chiral limit has been a grey area mostly.
In this write-up of my talk, I review some of the recent developments made by the community to unveil various features of QCD
towards the chiral limit, which includes calculation of the chiral critical temperature and determination of the order
of chiral phase transition for various numbers of flavors. Acknowledging the importance of the studies regarding the
effective restoration of $U_A(1)$, I try to give a comprehensive overview about the various studies done in the last
few years in a comparative manner to realize the current status of the community in this regard. I also discuss
very recent efforts about the relevance of various energy-like observables w.r.t. the chiral phase transition.
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