Article history: Received 3 May 2011 Received in revised form 9 September 2011 Accepted 14 September 2011 Available online 19 September 2011 Editor: L. Rolandi The ALICE experiment at the LHC hasâ€¦ (More)

We report the first measurement of charged particle elliptic flow in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt[S(NN)] =2.76 TeV with the ALICE detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The measurement is performedâ€¦ (More)

The first measurement of the charged-particle multiplicity density at midrapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair âˆš S NN = 2.76 TeV is presented. For an event sampleâ€¦ (More)

We discuss worm algorithms for the 3-state Potts model with external field and chemical potential. The complex phase problem of this system can be overcome by using a flux representation where theâ€¦ (More)

We study an effective theory for QCD at finite temperature and density which contains the leading center symmetric and center symmetry breaking terms. The effective theory is studied in a fluxâ€¦ (More)

The Prokofâ€™ev Svistunov worm algorithm was originally developed for models with nearest neighbor interactions that in a high temperature expansion are mapped to systems of closed loops. In this workâ€¦ (More)