# Duifje van EgmondÉcole Polytechnique · Centre de Physique Théorique

Duifje van Egmond

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Introduction

My main research interest is in non-perturbative aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). I am especially interested in proposals aimed at an analytical description of the confinement/deconfinement transition of quarks and gluons.

Education

September 2016 - September 2020

September 2013 - June 2016

September 2008 - September 2012

## Publications

Publications (22)

We present a set of BRST invariant composite operators in the $$SU\left( 2\right) \times U\left( 1\right) $$ S U 2 × U 1 Higgs model which exhibit an overlap with the observable scalar and vector particle states of the theory. Some of these operators are non-local in the standard formulation of the Higgs model, however, we show that they can be loc...

We analyze how gauge fixing, required by any practical continuum approach to gauge systems, can interfere with the physical symmetries of such systems. In principle, the gauge fixing procedure, which deals with the (unphysical) gauge symmetry, should not interfere with the other (physical) symmetries. In practice, however, there can be an interfere...

We analyze how gauge fixing, which is required by any practical continuum approach to gauge systems, can interfere with the physical symmetries of such systems. In principle, the gauge fixing procedure, which deals with the (unphysical) gauge symmetry, should not interfere with the other (physical) symmetries. In practice, however, there can be an...

We evaluate the longitudinal or (chromo-)electric Yang-Mills gluon propagator in the recently proposed center-symmetric Landau gauge at finite temperature [D. M. van Egmond et al., SciPost Phys. 12, 087 (2022).]. To model the effect of the Gribov copies in the infrared, we use the Curci-Ferrari model which, in turn, allows us to rely on perturbativ...

We consider a BRST-invariant generalization of the “massive background Landau gauge,” resembling the original Curci-Ferrari model that saw a revived interest due to its phenomenological success in modeling infrared Yang-Mills dynamics, including that of the phase transition. Unlike the Curci-Ferrari model, however, the mass parameter is no longer a...

We consider a BRST invariant generalization of the "massive background Landau gauge", resembling the original Curci-Ferrari model that saw a revived interest due to its phenomenological success in modeling infrared Yang-Mills dynamics, including that of the phase transition. Unlike the Curci-Ferrari model, however, the mass parameter is no longer a...

We evaluate the longitudinal or (chromo-)electric Yang-Mills gluon propagator in the recently proposed center-symmetric Landau gauge at finite temperature [1]. To model the effect of the Gribov copies in the infrared, we use the Curci-Ferrari model which, in turn, allows us to rely on perturbative calculations. At one-loop order in the SU(2) case,...

The renormalization properties of two local gauge invariant composite operators (O,Rμa) corresponding, respectively, to the gauge invariant description of the Higgs particle and of the massive gauge vector boson, are analyzed to all orders in perturbation theory by means of the algebraic renormalization in the SU(2) Higgs model, with a single scala...

We propose a novel approach to the confinement-deconfinement transition in Yang-Mills theories in the context of gauge-fixed calculations. The method is based on a background-field generalisation of the Landau gauge (to which it reduces at vanishing temperature) with a given, center-symmetric background. This is to be contrasted with most implement...

The renormalization properties of two local gauge invariant composite operators $(O,R^a_{\mu})$ corresponding, respectively, to the gauge invariant description of the Higgs particle and of the massive gauge vector boson, are analyzed to all orders in perturbation theory by means of the algebraic renormalization in the $SU(2)$ Higgs model, with a si...

Constant temporal backgrounds have become a convenient tool for the discussion of continuum non-abelian gauge theories at finite temperature, as they provide a grasp on the confinement/deconfinement transition. It has been pointed that such backgrounds are better dealt with within so-called Cartan-Weyl color bases, rather than within the standard C...

We propose a novel approach to the confinement-deconfinement transition in Yang-Mills theories in the context of gauge-fixed calculations. The method is based on a background-field generalisation of the Landau gauge (to which it reduces at vanishing temperature) with a given, center-symmetric background. This is to be contrasted with most implement...

The spectral properties of a set of local gauge (BRST) invariant composite operators are investigated in the SU (2) Yang–Mills–Higgs model with a single Higgs field in the fundamental representation, quantized in the ’t Hooft $$R_{\xi }$$ R ξ -gauge. These operators can be thought of as a BRST invariant version of the elementary fields of the theor...

The spectral properties of a set of local BRST invariant composite operators are investigated in the $SU(2)$ Yang--Mills--Higgs model with a single Higgs field in the fundamental representation, quantized in the 't Hooft $R_{\xi}$-gauge. These operators can be thought of as a BRST invariant version of the elementary fields of the theory, the Higgs...

We evaluate the finite temperature scalar sunset diagram with imaginary square masses, that appears in the Gribov-Zwanziger approach to Yang-Mills (YM) theory beyond one-loop order. Since YM theory at finite temperature is governed by center-symmetry and the Polyakov loop, we also include the possibility of a constant temporal background gauge fiel...

We evaluate the finite temperature scalar sunset diagram with imaginary square masses, that appears in the Gribov-Zwanziger approach to Yang-Mills (YM) theory beyond one-loop order. Since YM theory at finite temperature is governed by center-symmetry and the Polyakov loop, we also include the possibility of a constant temporal background gauge fiel...

A bstract
The spectral properties of a set of local gauge-invariant composite operators are investigated in the U(1) Higgs model quantized in the ’t Hooft R ξ gauge. These operators enable us to give a gauge-invariant description of the spectrum of the theory, thereby surpassing certain incommodities when using the standard elementary fields. The c...

The spectral properties of a set of local gauge-invariant composite operators are investigated in the $U(1)$ Higgs model quantized in the 't Hooft $R_{\xi}$ gauge. These operators enable us to give a gauge-invariant description of the spectrum of the theory, thereby surpassing certain incommodities when using the standard elementary fields. The cor...

We consider the unitary Abelian Higgs model and investigate its spectral functions at one-loop order. This analysis allows us to disentangle what is physical and what is not at the level of the elementary particle propagators, in conjunction with the Nielsen identities. We highlight the role of the tadpole graphs and the gauge choices to get sensib...

We consider the unitary Abelian Higgs model and investigate its spectral functions at one-loop order. This analysis allows to disentangle what is physical and what is not at the level of the elementary particle propagators, in conjunction with the Nielsen identities. We highlight the role of the tadpole graphs and the gauge choices to get sensible...

We construct a vector gauge invariant transverse field configuration \(V^H\), consisting of the well-known superfield V and of a Stueckelberg-like chiral superfield \(\Xi \). The renormalizability of the Super Yang Mills action in the Landau gauge is analyzed in the presence of a gauge invariant mass term \(m^2 \int dV {\mathcal {M}}(V^H)\), with \...

The dimension two gauge invariant non-local operator $A_{\min }^{2}$, obtained through the minimization of $\int d^4x A^2$ along the gauge orbit, allows to introduce a non-local gauge invariant configuration $A^h_\mu$ which can be employed to built up a class of Euclidean massive Yang-Mills models useful to investigate non-perturbative infrared eff...