The Polyakov and Wilson loops in Hamiltonian form

May 16, 2022, 5:10 PM


Prof. Rob Pisarski (BNL)


I give a general analysis of how to represent Wilson loops in the
Hamiltonian formulation. This requires enlarging the physical
space of states to include the external charge on the Wilson loops. The character representation is used in an essential manner. As a byproduct, it demonstrates how to continue the Polyakov loop, which appears peculiar to imaginary time, to real time.

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