Exploring Matter under Extreme Conditions with Numerical Simulations

Peter Petreczky, Brookhaven National Laboratory

This poster presentation summarizes recent progress in exploring the phase diagram, as well as properties of strongly interacting matter at extreme conditions, using lattice QCD. Current status and prospectives of calculating quantities crucial for RHIC program (quarkonia spectral functions, critical energy density, equation of state) are discussed in detail. The role of the SciDAC program in reaching the outlined goals is emphasized.