In spite of its key role in compact star physics, the surface tension of quark matter is not well comprehended yet. In this work we analyze the behavior of the

# Higher order conserved charge fluctuations inside the mixed phase. (arXiv:2011.06420v1 [hep-ph])

General formulas are presented for higher order cumulants of the conserved charge statistical fluctuations inside the mixed phase. As a particular example the van der Waals model in the grand

# Charmonium decay in the C3P0 Model. (arXiv:2011.06487v1 [hep-ph])

In this work, we use the $C^3P_{\,0}$ model to calculate the decay widths of the low lying charmonium $J^{PC}=1^{–}$ states, nominally $J/\psi(1S)$ and $\psi(2S)$, in the following common channels: $\rho\,\pi$,

# From soft to hard radiation: the role of multiple scatterings in medium-induced gluon emissions. (arXiv:2011.06522v1 [hep-ph])

A proper understanding of the physics of medium-induced gluon emissions is known to be of critical importance to describe the properties of strongly interacting matter under extreme conditions. In this

# Dynamical simulation on production of ${\rm W}^{\pm}$ and ${\rm Z}^{0}$ bosons in p-p, p-Pb (Pb-p), and Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}=5.02$ TeV with PACIAE. (arXiv:2002.00344v3 [nucl-th] UPDATED)

In this paper, production of ${\rm W}^{\pm}$ and ${\rm Z}^{0}$ vector bosons in p-p, p-Pb (Pb-p), and Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}=5.02$ TeV is dynamically simulated with a parton and

# X17: A new force, or evidence for a hard $\gamma +\gamma$ process?. (arXiv:2003.05722v5 [hep-ph] UPDATED)

It is investigated whether the “X17 puzzle” might be explained by a nuclear decay chain and a conversion of the two resulting highly energetic $\gamma$s into an electron-positron pair. It

# Status of the search for $\eta$-mesic nuclei with particular focus on $\eta$-Helium bound states. (arXiv:2004.13467v4 [nucl-ex] UPDATED)

In this paper the search for eta-mesic nuclei with particular focus on light $\eta$-He bound states is reviewed. A brief description of recent theoretical studies and experimental results is presented.

# Covariant kinetic theory and transport coefficients for Gribov plasma. (arXiv:2005.01303v2 [hep-ph] UPDATED)

Gribov quantization is a method to improve the infrared dynamics of Yang-Mills theory. We study the thermodynamics and transport properties of a plasma consisting of gluons whose propagator is improved

# Neutron star tidal deformability and equation of state constraints. (arXiv:2006.03168v2 [gr-qc] UPDATED)

Despite their long history and astrophysical importance, some of the key properties of neutron stars are still uncertain. The extreme conditions encountered in their interiors, involving matter of uncertain composition

# Thermal photons as a sensitive probe of $\alpha$-cluster in C+Au collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. (arXiv:2007.09543v2 [nucl-th] UPDATED)

Different orientations of $\alpha$-clustered carbon nuclei colliding with heavy ions can result in a large variation in the value of anisotropic flow. Thus, photon flow observables from clustered ${\rm^{12}C}$ and