Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University and Beam Energy Scan Theory (BEST)
Collaboration co-hosted this international event. The purpose of the CPOD conference series is to
discuss theoretical and experimental progress in studies of the QCD phase diagram and the properties of
strongly interacting matter, particularly focusing on the physics at large baryon densities.
The following topics will be addressed:
- Deconfinement phase transition and QCD critical endpoint
- Equation-of-state of strongly interacting matter
- Chiral symmetry restoration
- Lattice QCD calculations and effective models
- Correlations and fluctuations
- Experimental results from SPS and RHIC
- Future experiments
The 3rd edition of the conference Critical Point and the Onset of Deconfinement was held in Florence, at the Galileo Galilei Institute for theoretical physics from July 3rd to 6th 2006. The goal of the conference was to get together experimental and theoretical physicists active in the field to discuss most relevant theoretical and phenomenological issues in the physics of ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions.