On Feb.18, 2022, Dr. Gergely Fejos (Eotvos Lorand Univ., Hungary) gave a talk at the first iTHEMS - R-CCS(FTRT) Joint Seminar. He reported a functional renormalization group study of the three dimensional Ginzburg--Landau potential for the chiral phase transition in three flavor quantum chromodynamics. The order of the phase transition in this system has long been thought to be first-order, but his conclusions suggest the possibility of a second-order phase transition. A lively discussion took place between the speakers and the audience on this interesting result.

Reported by Tetsuo Hatsuda