We present recent results from lattice simulations of 2+1 flavors of improved staggered fermions at zero baryon number density near the high temperature crossover. Included are new results from simulations of asqtad fermions at Nτ = 12 and a nearly physical Goldstone pion mass and from simulations of HISQ fermions at Nτ = 6 and 8. We focus on observables sensitive to chiral symmetry and confinement. A companion HotQCD talk discusses the effects of staggered-fermion taste-symmetry breaking on thermodynamic quantities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|State||Published - 2010|
|Event||28th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Lattice 2010 - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy|
Duration: Jun 14 2010 → Jun 19 2010
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