Ralf Hofmann (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Yang-Mills thermodynamics

We sketch the essentials of a nonperturbative approach to Yang-Mills thermodynamics. The following issues will play a role: coarse-grained interacting (anti)calorons, adjoint Higgs mechanism, structure of loop expansion, coarse-grained interacting magnetic (anti)monopoles, massive dual gauge fields, coarse-grained center-vortex loops, change of statistics, duality map: strongly interacting YM weakly interacting f4, Hagedorn transition.