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Statistical consistency of quantum-classical hybridsJan 20 2012After formulating a no-go theorem for perfect quantum-classical hybrid systems, a new consistency requirement based on standard statistical considerations is noted. It is shown that such requirement is not fulfilled by the mean-field approach, nor by ... More

Derivative expansion of the heat kernel in curved spaceJun 13 2007Jul 02 2007The heat kernel in curved space-time is computed to fourth order in a strict expansion in the number of covariant derivatives. The computation is made for arbitrary non abelian gauge and scalar fields and for the Riemann connection in the coordinate sector. ... More

Phase space localization of antisymmetric functionsNov 05 2002Upper and lower bounds are written down for the minimum information entropy in phase space of an antisymmetric wave function in any number of dimensions. Similar bounds are given when the wave function is restricted to belong to any of the proper subspaces ... More

On the uniqueness of the expected stress-energy tensor in renormalizable field theoriesMar 15 1999Sep 17 1999It is argued that the ambiguity introduced by the renormalization in the effective action of a four-dimensional renormalizable quantum field theory is at most a local polynomial action of canonical dimension four. The allowed ambiguity in the expected ... More

Direct construction of the effective action of chiral gauge fermions in the anomalous sectorApr 14 2008Jul 25 2008The anomaly implies an obstruction to a fully chiral covariant calculation of the effective action in the abnormal parity sector of chiral theories. The standard approach then is to reconstruct the anomalous effective action from its covariant current. ... More

The induced Chern-Simons term at finite temperatureJan 09 2002It is argued that the derivative expansion is a suitable method to deal with finite temperature field theory, if it is restricted to spatial derivatives only. Using this method, a simple and direct calculation is presented for the radiatively induced ... More

The invariant factor of the chiral determinantJul 10 2008The coupling of spin 0 and spin 1 external fields to Dirac fermions defines a theory which displays gauge chiral symmetry. Quantum mechanically, functional integration of the fermions yields the determinant of the Dirac operator, known as the chiral determinant. ... More

Derivative expansion for the effective action of chiral gauge fermions. The abnormal parity componentDec 19 2000Mar 01 2001Explicit exact formulas are presented, for the leading order term in a strict chiral covariant derivative expansion, for the abnormal parity component of the effective action of two- and four-dimensional Dirac fermions in presence of scalar, pseudo-scalar, ... More

Representation of Complex ProbabilitiesJul 19 1996Let a ``complex probability'' be a normalizable complex distribution $P(x)$ defined on $\R^D$. A real and positive probability distribution $p(z)$, defined on the complex plane $\C^D$, is said to be a positive representation of $P(x)$ if $\langle Q(x)\rangle_P ... More

Gibbs sampling of complex valued distributionsOct 30 2015Sep 26 2016A new technique is explored for the Monte Carlo sampling of complex-valued distributions. The method is based on a heat bath approach where the conditional probability is replaced by a positive representation of it on the complex plane. Efficient ways ... More

Existence of positive representations for complex weightsJun 29 2007The necessity of computing integrals with complex weights over manifolds with a large number of dimensions, e.g., in some field theoretical settings, poses a problem for the use of Monte Carlo techniques. Here it is shown that very general complex weight ... More

Derivative expansion for the effective action of chiral gauge fermions. The normal parity componentDec 19 2000Mar 01 2001Explicit exact formulas are presented, up to fourth order in a strict chiral covariant derivative expansion, for the normal parity component of the Euclidean effective action of even-dimensional Dirac fermions. The bosonic background fields considered ... More

Parity breaking in 2+1 dimensions and finite temperatureFeb 11 1998Mar 17 1999An expansion in the number of spatial covariant derivatives is carried out to compute the $\zeta$-function regularized effective action of 2+1-dimensional fermions at finite temperature in an arbitrary non-Abelian background. The real and imaginary parts ... More

Absence of classical and quantum mixingSep 15 1995It is shown, under mild assumptions, that classical degrees of freedom dynamically coupled to quantum ones do not inherit their quantum fluctuations. It is further shown that, if the assumptions are strengthen by imposing the existence of a canonical ... More

Covariant derivative expansion of the heat kernelSep 14 2004Nov 02 2004Using the technique of labeled operators, compact explicit expressions are given for all traced heat kernel coefficients containing zero, two, four and six covariant derivatives, and for diagonal coefficients with zero, two and four derivatives. The results ... More

The method of covariant symbols in curved space-timeJun 08 2006Sep 11 2006Diagonal matrix elements of pseudodifferential operators are needed in order to compute effective Lagrangians and currents. For this purpose the method of symbols is often used, which however lacks manifest covariance. In this work the method of covariant ... More

On the cascade approach to the quantum multiscattering problemMay 17 2002Sep 04 2002The multiscattering problem is studied in the matrix density formalism. We study how to isolate the quasi-classical degrees of freedom in order to connect with a cascade approach. The different problems that arise, as well as their possible solutions, ... More

Temperature dependence of the anomalous effective action of fermions in two and four dimensionsJul 29 1998Oct 05 1998The temperature dependence of the anomalous sector of the effective action of fermions coupled to external gauge and pseudo-scalar fields is computed at leading order in an expansion in the number of Lorentz indices in two and four dimensions. The calculation ... More

Does the complex Langevin method give unbiased results?Nov 19 2016We investigate whether the stationary solution of the Fokker-Planck equation of the complex Langevin algorithm reproduces the correct expectation values. When the complex Langevin algorithm for an action $S(x)$ is convergent, it produces an equivalent ... More

Comment on "Quantum back-reaction through the Bohmian particle"Feb 17 2003In this Comment I point out some limitations of the proposal of Prezhdo and Brooksby for coupling quantum and classical degrees of freedom (Phys.Rev.Lett.86(2001)3215) if it is pushed too far.

Generalized heat kernel coefficientsJul 16 2001Sep 26 2001Following Osipov and Hiller, a generalized heat kernel expansion is considered for the effective action of bosonic operators. In this generalization, the standard heat kernel expansion, which counts inverse powers of a c-number mass parameter, is extended ... More

Comment on ``A quantum-classical bracket that satisfies the Jacobi identity'' [J. Chem. Phys. 124, 201104 (2006)]Jan 10 2007It shown that the quantum-classical dynamical bracket recently proposed in J. Chem. Phys. 124, 201104 (2006) fails to satisfy the Jacobi identity.

Minimum uncertainty for antisymmetric wave functionsJun 05 1997We study how the entropic uncertainty relation for position and momentum conjugate variables is minimized in the subspace of one-dimensional antisymmetric wave functions. Based partially on numerical evidence and partially on analytical results, a conjecture ... More

Positive representations of complex distributions on groupsMay 04 2018Oct 29 2018A normalizable complex distribution $P(x)$ on a manifold $\mathcal{M}$ can be regarded as a complex weight, thereby allowing to define expectation values of observables $A(x)$ defined on $\mathcal{M}$. Straightforward importance sampling, $x\sim P$, is ... More

Renormalizability of semiquantized fieldsOct 03 1994Sep 21 1995A definition is given, in the framework of stochastic quantization, for the dynamics of a system composed of classical and quantum degrees of freedom mutually interacting. It is found that the theory breaks reflection positivity, and hence it is unphysical. ... More

Leading order one-loop CP and P violating effective action in the Standard ModelFeb 11 2011The fermions of the Standard Model are integrated out to obtain the effective Lagrangian in the sector violating P and CP at zero temperature. We confirm that no contributions arise for operators of dimension six or less and show that the leading operators ... More

Canonical bracket in quantum-classical hybrid systemsDec 17 2016Jan 10 2017We study compound systems with a classical sector and a quantum sector. Among other consistency conditions we require a canonical structure, that is, a Lie bracket for the dynamical evolution of hybrid observables in the Heisenberg picture, interpolating ... More

Impediments to mixing classical and quantum dynamicsDec 17 1998Apr 30 1999The dynamics of systems composed of a classical sector plus a quantum sector is studied. We show that, even in the simplest cases, (i) the existence of a consistent canonical description for such mixed systems is incompatible with very basic requirements ... More

Derivative expansion of the heat kernel at finite temperatureOct 28 2011Dec 15 2011The method of covariant symbols of Pletnev and Banin is extended to space-times with topology $\R^n\times S^1\times ... \times S^1$. By means of this tool, we obtain explicit formulas for the diagonal matrix elements and the trace of the heat kernel at ... More

The perturbative scalar massless propagator in Schwarzschild spacetimeMar 26 2013A short derivation is given of the weak gravitational field approximation to the scalar massless propagator in Schwarzschild spacetime obtained by Paszko using the path-integral approach. The contribution from the direct coupling of the quantum field ... More

SU(6)$\supset$SU(3)xSU(2) and SU(8)$\supset$SU(4)xSU(2) Clebsch-Gordan coefficientsOct 27 2010Tables of scalar factors are presented for 63x63 and 120x63 in SU(8)$\supset$SU(4)xSU(2), and for 35x35 and 56x35 in SU(6)$\supset$SU(3)xSU(2). Related tables for SU(4)$\supset$SU(3)xU(1) and SU(3)$\supset$SU(2)xU(1) are also provided so that the Clebsch-Gordan ... More

Anomalies for Nonlocal Dirac OperatorsOct 28 1999The anomalies of a very general class of non local Dirac operators are computed using the $\zeta$-function definition of the fermionic determinant and an asymmetric version of the Wigner transformation. For the axial anomaly all new terms introduced by ... More

Renormalization of vector fields with mass-like coupling in curved spacetimeApr 12 2019Using the method of covariant symbols we compute the divergent part of the effective action of the Proca field with non-minimal mass term. Specifically a quantum Abelian vector field with a non-derivative coupling to an external tensor field in curved ... More

Chiral anomaly and nucleon properties in the Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model with vector mesonsJan 24 1995Mar 31 1995We consider the extended SU(3) Nambu and Jona-Lasinio model with explicit vector couplings in the presence of external fields. We study the chiral anomaly in this model and its implications on the properties of the nucleon described as a chiral soliton ... More

Wigner transformation for the determinant of Dirac operatorsDec 16 1994We use the $\zeta$-function regularization and an integral representation of the complex power of a pseudo differential operator, to give an unambiguous definition of the determinant of the Dirac operator. We bring this definition to a workable form by ... More

Gauge invariant derivative expansion of the effective action at finite temperature and density and the scalar field in 2+1 dimensionsJul 24 2000Oct 26 2000A method is presented for the computation of the one-loop effective action at finite temperature and density. The method is based on an expansion in the number of spatial covariant derivatives. It applies to general background field configurations with ... More

CP violation in the effective action of the Standard ModelMar 31 2009Jun 16 2009Following a suggestion by Smit, the CP odd terms of the effective action of the Standard Model, obtained by integration of quarks and leptons, are computed to sixth order within a strict covariant derivative expansion approach. No other approximations ... More

Chiral and scale anomalies of non local Dirac operatorsNov 09 1998The chiral and scale anomalies of a very general class of non local Dirac operators are computed using the $\zeta$-function definition of the fermionic determinant. For the axial anomaly all new terms introduced by the non locality are shown to be removable ... More

New Improvements for Mie Scattering CalculationsMar 19 2001New improvements to compute Mie scattering quantities are presented. They are based on a detailed analysis of the various sources of error in Mie computations and on mathematical justifications. The algorithm developed on these improvements proves to ... More

D^- mesic atomsNov 28 2011The anti-D meson self-energy is evaluated self-consistently, using unitarized coupled-channel theory, by computing the in-medium meson-baryon T-matrix in the C=-1,S=0 sector. The heavy pseudo-scalar and heavy vector mesons, anti-D and anti-D^*, are treated ... More

Heavy quark-antiquark free energy and thermodynamics of string-hadron avoided crossingsMar 15 2016Nov 18 2016The correlation function between two Polyakov loops encodes the free-energy shift due to a pair of separated colour conjugated sources in the hot QCD medium. This is analyzed in terms of a novel K\"all\'en-Lehmann spectral representation for the separating ... More

Heavy ${\bar Q}Q$ free energy from hadronic statesJul 30 2015Within the spirit of the Hadron Resonance Gas model, we study a representation of the heavy $\bar{Q}Q$ free energy at temperatures below the phase transition in terms of the string and heavy-light hadrons. We discuss the string breaking phenomenon and ... More

Polyakov loop spectroscopy in the confined phase of gluodynamics and QCDSep 02 2014By using a simple relativistic model, we compute the glueball and gluelump spectra and relate these quantities, respectively, to the trace anomaly and Polyakov loop in the adjoint representation of gluodynamics. This spectroscopic description of thermodynamics ... More

The Polyakov loop in various representations in the confined phase of QCDNov 12 2013Mar 20 2014We analyze the expectation value of the Polyakov loop in the fundamental and higher representations in the confined phase of QCD. We discuss a hadronic like representation, and find that the Polyakov loop corresponds to a partition function in the presence ... More

Odd Parity Light Baryon ResonancesApr 14 2011Sep 14 2011We use a consistent SU(6) extension of the meson-baryon chiral Lagrangian within a coupled channel unitary approach in order to calculate the T-matrix for meson-baryon scattering in s-wave. The building blocks of the scheme are the pion and nucleon octets, ... More

Dimension 2 condensates and Polyakov Chiral Quark ModelsOct 13 2006We address a possible relation between the expectation value of the Polyakov loop in pure gluodynamics and full QCD based on Polyakov Chiral Quark Models where constituent quarks and the Polyakov loop are coupled in a minimal way. To this end we use a ... More

Chiral Lagrangian at finite temperature from the Polyakov-Chiral Quark ModelJul 31 2006We analyze the consequences of the inclusion of the gluonic Polyakov loop in chiral quark models at finite temperature. Specifically, the low-energy effective chiral Lagrangian from two such quark models is computed. The tree level vacuum energy density, ... More

Large Nc Weinberg-Tomozawa interaction and negative parity s--wave baryon resonancesMay 05 2006Jul 14 2006It is shown that in the 70 and 700 SU(6) irreducible spaces, the SU(6) extension of the Weinberg-Tomozawa (WT) s-wave meson-baryon interaction incorporating vector mesons ({\it hep-ph/0505233}) scales as ${\cal O}(N_c^0)$, instead of the well known ${\cal ... More

Polyakov loop in chiral quark models at finite temperatureDec 21 2004Sep 07 2006We describe how the inclusion of the gluonic Polyakov loop incorporates large gauge invariance and drastically modifies finite temperature calculations in chiral quark models after color neutral states are singled out. This generates an effective theory ... More

The hadron resonance gas model: thermodynamics of QCD and Polyakov loopJul 31 2012Aug 30 2012We study the hadron resonance gas model and describe the equation of state of QCD and the vacuum expectation value of the Polyakov loop in the confined phase, in terms of hadronic states with light quarks in the first case, and with exactly one heavy ... More

Fluctuations and correlations in thermal QCDFeb 21 2019We study the equation of state, fluctuations and static correlators of electric charge, baryon number and strangeness, by considering a realization of the Hadron Resonance Gas model in the light flavor sector of QCD. We emphasize the importance of these ... More

Constituent Quarks and Gluons, Polyakov loop and the Hadron Resonance Gas ModelJul 29 2013Based on first principle QCD arguments, it has been argued in arXiv:1204.2424[hep-ph] that the vacuum expectation value of the Polyakov loop can be represented in the hadron resonance gas model. We study this within the Polyakov-constituent quark model ... More

The Polyakov loop and the hadron resonance gas modelApr 11 2012Jun 12 2012The Polyakov loop has been used repeatedly as an order parameter in the deconfinement phase transition in QCD. We argue that, in the confined phase, its expectation value can be represented in terms of hadronic states, similarly to the hadron resonance ... More

The Powers of DeconfinementSep 11 2008The trace anomaly of gluodynamics encodes the breakdown of classical scale invariance due to interactions around the deconfinement phase transition. While it is expected that at high temperatures perturbation theory becomes applicable we show that current ... More

Resonances and the Weinberg--Tomozawa 56-baryon --35-meson interactionOct 11 2006Nov 16 2006Vector meson degrees of freedom are incorporated into the Weinberg-Tomozawa (WT) meson-baryon chiral Lagrangian by using a scheme which relies on spin--flavor SU(6) symmetry. The corresponding Bethe-Salpeter approximation successfully reproduces previous ... More

Low Energy Chiral Lagrangian in Curved Space-Time from the Spectral Quark ModelMar 12 2004Mar 14 2004We analyze the recently proposed Spectral Quark Model in the light of Chiral Perturbation Theory in curved space-time. In particular, we calculate the chiral coefficients $L_1, ..., L_{10}$, as well as the coefficients $L_{11}$, $L_{12}$, and $L_{13}$, ... More

Polyakov Loop at Finite Temperature in Chiral Quark ModelsOct 04 2004At finite temperature, chiral quark models do not incorporate large gauge invariance which implies genuinely non-perturbative finite temperature gluonic degrees of freedom. Motivated by this observation, we describe how the coupling of the Polyakov loop ... More

The thermal heat kernel expansion and the one-loop effective action of QCD at finite temperatureDec 10 2003The heat kernel expansion for field theory at finite temperature is constructed. It is based on the imaginary time formalism and applies to generic Klein-Gordon operators in flat space-time. Full gauge invariance is manifest at each order of the expansion ... More

Short range correlations in the pion s-wave self-energy of pionic atomsJan 11 1995Apr 10 1995We evaluate the contribution of second order terms to the pion-nucleus s-wave optical potential of pionic atoms generated by short range nuclear correlation. The corrections are sizeable because they involve the isoscalar s-wave $\pi N$ amplitude for ... More

Semiclassical treatment of the Dirac sea contribution for finite nucleiJan 23 1996Dirac sea corrections for bulk properties of finite nuclei are computed within a self-consistent scheme in the $\sigma$-$\omega$ model. The valence part is treated in the Hartree approximation whereas the sea contribution is evaluated semiclassically ... More

Semiclassical expansions up to $\hbar^4$-order in relativistic nuclear physicsOct 18 1994We present the first calculation of the $\hbar^4$-Wigner--Kirkwood corrections to a relativistic system of fermions in the presence of external scalar and vector potentials. The method we propose allows to compute efficiently semiclassical corrections ... More

Polyakov loop at low and high temperaturesNov 30 2005Dec 01 2005We describe how the coupling of the gluonic Polyakov loop to quarks solves different inconsistencies in the standard treatment of chiral quark models at finite temperature at the one quark loop level. Large gauge invariance is incorporated and an effective ... More

Polyakov loop, Hadron Resonance Gas Model and Thermodynamics of QCDOct 11 2013We summarize recent results on the hadron resonance gas description of QCD. In particular, we apply this approach to describe the equation of state and the vacuum expectation value of the Polyakov loop in several representations. Ambiguities related to ... More

From Chiral quark dynamics with Polyakov loop to the hadron resonance gas modelJul 20 2012Chiral quark models with Polyakov loop at finite temperature have been often used to describe the phase transition. We show how the transition to a hadron resonance gas is realized based on the quantum and local nature of the Polyakov loop.

Correlations between perturbation theory and power corrections in QCD at zero and finite temperatureDec 02 2009The duality between QCD perturbative series and power corrections recently conjectured by Narison and Zakharov is analyzed. We propose to study correlations between both contributions as diagnostics tool. A very strong correlation between perturbative ... More

Trace Anomaly and dimension two gluon condensate above the phase transitionMay 29 2008The dimension two gluon condensate has been used previously within a simple phenomenological model to describe power corrections from available lattice data for the renormalized Polyakov loop and the heavy quark-antiquark free energy in the deconfined ... More

Large $N$ Weinberg-Tomozawa interaction and spin-flavor symmetryOct 17 2006The construction of an extended version of the Weinberg-Tomozawa Lagrangian, in which baryons and mesons form spin-flavor multiplets, is reviewed and some of its properties discussed, for an arbitrary number of colors and flavors. The coefficient tables ... More

Dimension two condensates and the Polyakov loop above the deconfinement phase transitionMay 25 2005Dec 20 2005We show that recent available lattice data for the renormalized Polyakov loop above the deconfinement phase transition exhibit unequivocal inverse power temperature corrections driven by a dimension 2 gluon condensate. This simple ansatz provides a good ... More

The Energy Momentum Tensor of Chiral Quark Models at Low EnergiesApr 28 2005Jun 16 2005The low energy structure of the energy momentum tensor in several chiral quark models with SU(3) flavor symmetry is analyzed in the presence of external gravitational fields. To this end a derivative expansion in a curved four dimensional space time is ... More

The Polyakov loop and the heat kernel expansion at finite temperatureDec 19 2002The lower order terms of the heat kernel expansion at coincident points are computed in the context of finite temperature quantum field theory for flat space-time and in the presence of general gauge and scalar fields which may be non Abelian and non ... More

Elimination of the vacuum instability for finite nuclei in the relativistic $σ$-$ω$ modelSep 12 1996The $\sigma$-$\omega$ model of nuclei is studied at leading order in the $1/N$ expansion thereby introducing the self consistent Hartree approximation, the Dirac sea corrections and the one fermion loop meson self energies in a unified way. For simplicity, ... More

Quark properties from the Hadron Resonance GasMay 12 2015We show how the quark free energy can be determined from a string and the Hadron Resonance Gas model with one heavy quark below the de-confinement phase transition. We discuss the interesting problem of identification of degrees of freedom at increasing ... More

Heavy quark-antiquark free energy and thermodynamics of string-hadron avoided crossingsMar 15 2016Jul 28 2016The correlation function between two Polyakov loops encodes the free-energy shift due to a pair of separated colour conjugated sources in the hot QCD medium. This is analyzed in terms of a novel K\"all\'en-Lehmann spectral representation for the separating ... More

Feynman diagrams with the effective actionSep 12 1996May 13 1998A derivation is given of the Feynman rules to be used in the perturbative computation of the Green's functions of a generic quantum many-body theory when the action which is being perturbed is not necessarily quadratic. Some applications are discussed. ... More

Excited Hadrons, Heavy Quarks and QCD thermodynamicsApr 08 2013Apr 12 2013We show how excited states in QCD can be profitably used to build up the Polyakov loop in the fundamental representation at temperatures below the hadron-quark-gluon crossover. The conditions under which a Hagedorn temperature for the Polyakov loop can ... More

Trace Anomaly, Thermal Power Corrections and Dimension Two condensates in the deconfined phaseMar 05 2009Sep 10 2009The trace anomaly of gluodynamics on the lattice shows clear fingerprints of a dimension two condensate above the phase transition. The condensate manifests itself through even powers of the inverse temperature while the total perturbative contribution ... More

Non-perturbative contribution to the Polyakov loop above the deconfinement phase transitionOct 10 2005The Polyakov loop is an order parameter to the confinement-deconfinement phase transition in pure gluodynamics. Recently a simple phenomenological model has been proposed to describe the available lattice data for the renormalized Polyakov loop in the ... More

SU(6) Extension of the Weinberg-Tomozawa Meson-Baryon LagrangianMay 27 2005May 11 2006A consistent SU(6) extension of the Weinberg-Tomozawa meson-baryon chiral Lagrangian is constructed which incorporates vector meson and baryon decuplet degrees of freedom. The corresponding Bethe-Salpeter approximation predicts the existence of an isoscalar ... More

Baryonic susceptibilities, quark-diquark models and quark-hadron duality at finite temperatureDec 21 2018Fluctuations of conserved charges such as baryon number, electric charge and strangeness may provide a test for completeness of states in lattice QCD for three light flavours. We elaborate on the idea that the corresponding susceptibilities can be saturated ... More

Quark Hadron Duality at Finite TemperatureOct 14 2014At low temperatures we expect that all QCD observables are defined in terms of hadrons. This includes the partition function as well as the Polyakov loop in all representations. We analyze the physics underlying a microscopic derivation of the hadron ... More

The quark-antiquark potential at finite temperature and the dimension two gluon condensateFeb 05 2007A recently proposed phenomenological model, which includes non perturbative effects from dimension two gluon condensates, is applied to analyze the available lattice data for the heavy quark free energy in the deconfined phase of quenched QCD. For large ... More

Meson-Baryon s-wave Resonances with Strangeness -3Oct 26 2006Starting from a consistent SU(6) extension of the Weinberg-Tomozawa (WT) meson-baryon chiral Lagrangian (Phys. Rev. D74 (2006) 034025), we study the s-wave meson-baryon resonances in the strangeness S=-3 and negative parity sector. Those resonances are ... More

The Quantum and Local Polyakov loop in Chiral Quark Models at Finite TemperatureOct 09 2006We describe results for the confinement-deconfinement phase transition as predicted by the Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model where the local and quantum Polyakov loop is coupled to the constituent quarks in a minimal way (PNJL). We observe that the leading correlation ... More

Chiral Lagrangians at finite temperature and the Polyakov LoopNov 22 2004Heat kernel expansions at finite temperature of massless QCD and chiral quark models generate effective actions relevant for both low and high temperature QCD. The key relevance of the Polyakov Loop to maintain the large and non-perturbative gauge invariance ... More

Heavy Quark Entropy shift: From the Hadron Resonance Gas to Power CorrectionsMay 14 2016A heavy quark placed in the medium modifies its specific heat. Using a renormalization group argument we show a low energy theorem in terms of the defect in the trace of the energy-momentum tensor which allows the unambiguous determination of the corresponding ... More

Thermal shifts, fluctuations, and missing statesDec 21 2016Thermal shifts and fluctuations at finite temperature below the deconfinement crossover from hadronic matter to the quark-gluon plasma provide a viable way to search for missing states with given quantum numbers in the hadronic spectrum. We analyze three ... More

Odd-parity dynamically generated baryon resonances with beauty flavorApr 17 2013We study baryon resonances with heavy flavor in a molecular approach, thus as dynamically generated by baryon-meson scattering. This is accomplished by using a unitary coupled-channel model taking, as bare interaction, the extension of the Weinberg-Tomozawa ... More

Charm and Strangeness with Heavy-Quark Spin SymmetrySep 05 2012We study charmed and strange baryon resonances that are generated dynamically within a unitary meson-baryon coupled-channel model which incorporates heavy-quark spin symmetry. This is accomplished by extending the SU(3) Weinberg-Tomozawa chiral Lagrangian ... More

Formation spectra of charmed meson--nucleus systems using an antiproton beamDec 10 2015We investigate the structure and formation of charmed meson--nucleus systems, with the aim of understanding the charmed meson--nucleon interactions and the properties of the charmed mesons in the nuclear medium. The $\bar{D}$ mesic nuclei are of special ... More

Hidden charm N and Delta resonances with heavy-quark symmetryFeb 27 2013We develop a model to describe odd parity baryon resonances generated dynamically through a unitary baryon-meson coupled-channels approach. The scheme applies to channels with light and/or heavy quark content. Distinct features of the model are that, ... More

Exotic dynamically generated baryons with C$=-$1Oct 28 2010We follow a model based on the SU(8) symmetry for the interaction of mesons with baryons. The model treats on an equal footing the pseudo-scalars and the vector mesons, as required by heavy quark symmetry. The T-matrix calculated within an unitary scheme ... More

Exotic dynamically generated baryons with negative charm quantum numberFeb 14 2010Following a model based on the $\rm{SU}(8)$ symmetry that treats heavy pseudo-scalars and heavy vector mesons on an equal footing, as required by heavy quark symmetry, we study the interaction of baryons and mesons in coupled channels within an unitary ... More

Charmed baryon resonances with heavy-quark spin symmetryJun 15 2012Charmed baryon resonances that are generated dynamically are studied within a unitary baryon-meson coupled-channel model, which incorporates heavy-quark spin symmetry. The extension of the SU(3) Weinberg-Tomozawa chiral Lagrangian to SU(8) spin-flavor ... More

Compositeness of the strange, charm and beauty odd parity $Λ$ statesJun 13 2015We study the dependence on the quark mass of the compositeness of the lowest-lying odd parity hyperon states. Thus, we pay attention to $\Lambda-$like states in the strange, charm and beauty, sectors which are dynamically generated using a unitarized ... More

Odd parity bottom-flavored baryon resonancesOct 17 2012Feb 05 2013The LHCb Collaboration has recently observed two narrow baryon resonances with beauty. Their masses and decay modes look consistent with the quark model orbitally excited states Lambda_b(5912) and Lambda*_b(5920), with quantum numbers J^P=1/2^- and 3/2^-, ... More

Charmed mesons in nuclei with heavy-quark spin symmetryOct 03 2012We study the properties of charmed pseudoscalar and vector mesons in dense matter within a unitary meson-baryon coupled-channel model which incorporates heavy-quark spin symmetry. This is accomplished by extending the SU(3) Weinberg-Tomozawa Lagrangian ... More

Low-lying even parity meson resonances and spin-flavor symmetry revisitedApr 03 2013We review and extend the model derived in Phys. Rev. D83 016007 (2011) to address the dynamics of the low-lying even parity meson resonances. This model is based on a coupled channels spin-flavor extension of the chiral Weinberg-Tomozawa Lagrangian. This ... More

Charming BaryonsOct 01 2013We study odd-parity baryonic resonances with one heavy and three light flavors, dynamically generated by meson-baryon interactions. Special attention is paid to Heavy Quark Spin Symmetry (HQSS), hence pseudoscalar and vector mesons and baryons with J^P ... More

Charmed and strange baryon resonances with heavy-quark spin symmetryFeb 10 2012Jul 04 2012We study charmed and strange baryon resonances that are generated dynamically by a unitary baryon-meson coupled-channel model which incorporates heavy-quark spin symmetry. This is accomplished by extending the SU(3) Weinberg-Tomozawa chiral Lagrangian ... More

Low-lying even parity meson resonances and spin-flavor symmetryMay 06 2010Nov 03 2010A study is presented of the $s-$wave meson-meson interactions involving members of the $\rho-$nonet and of the $\pi-$octet. The starting point is an SU(6) spin-flavor extension of the SU(3) flavor Weinberg-Tomozawa Lagrangian. SU(6) symmetry breaking ... More