One of the key open questions is the phase structure of QCD and the nature of the transition between ordinary hadronic matter and the deconfined state of quark-gluon plasma taking place at extreme temperatures in excess of trillions of …

I will discuss an extended thermal model description of hadronic resonance production in (mid-)central collisions of heavy ions utilizing the partial chemical equilibrium framework. In particular, it is shown how the yields of …

We present a dynamical description of (anti)proton number cumulants and correlation functions in heavy-ion collisions by utilizing hydrodynamics simulations [1]. The cumulants are calculated via an appropriately extended Cooper-Frye …

Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is the fundamental theory describing strong nuclear force. Despite its precise mathematical definition, much remains unknown regarding the properties of strongly interacting QCD matter in the …

We generalize the Cooper-Frye particlization routine to make it suitable for describing event-by-event fluctuations in heavy-ion collisions. This is achieved via a newly developed subensemble method, allowing to incorporate the effects …

Fluctuations of conserved charges carry rich information about the fine details of the QCD equation of state. Recent lattice QCD data on high order baryon number susceptibilities are used here to constrain the excluded volume …

A possibility of formation of a Bose-Einstein condensed phase of pions in the early Universe at nonvanishing values of lepton flavor asymmetries is investigated. The evolution of cosmic trajectories during the QCD epoch is evaluated at …

A possibility of formation of a Bose-Einstein condensed phase of pions in the early Universe at nonvanishing values of lepton flavor asymmetries is investigated. The evolution of cosmic trajectories during the QCD epoch is evaluated at …

I will present recent results on light nuclei production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions within two extensions of the thermal model approach. First, a canonical formulation of the statistical model will be exploited to analyze the …

The production of light (anti-)(hyper-)nuclei during the hadronic phase of heavy-ion collisions at the LHC is discussed in the framework of an extended thermal model approach — the Saha equation —making use of an analogy between the …

Blackboard talk, in collaboration with Francesca Bellini

The QCD equation of state at zero and finite baryon densities is considered in the framework of a Hagedorn bag-like model with a crossover transition from hadronic matter to quark-gluon plasma. The model, augmented with non-zero masses …

QCD equation of state at finite baryon density is studied in the framework of a Cluster Expansion Model (CEM), which is based on a fugacity expansion of the net baryon density. CEM uses the leading two Fourier coefficients from lattice …

Lattice QCD methods allow to calculate the thermodynamic observables at finite temperature and imaginary chemical potential. The Wuppertal-Budapest collaboration data [1,2] for the temperature dependence of the leading four Fourier …

We construct an extension of the ideal hadron resonance gas (HRG) model which includes attractive and repulsive van der Waals (VDW) interactions between hadrons, and analyze different observables with this model [1]. The VDW parameters …

Extension of the ideal hadron resonance gas (HRG) model is constructed which includes attractive and repulsive van der Waals (VDW) interactions between hadrons [1]. The model employs a novel multi-component quantum statistical VDW …

The hadron-resonance gas (HRG) model with the hadron type dependent eigenvolume (EV) corrections is employed to fit the hadron yield data of the ALICE and the NA49 collaborations. The influence of the EV corrections is studied within …

Particle number fluctuations are considered within the full van der Waals (VDW) equation, which contains both attractive (mean-field) and repulsive (eigenvolume) interactions. Two steps to extend the VDW equation and make it …