I will discuss the potential of measurements in the RHIC Beam Energy Scan (BES) I+II to provide information on the nuclear equation of state (EoS). Indications of a softest point of the EoS, and even critical behavior have been seen in the BES I data. I will discuss caveats with the interpretation of the data and necessary theoretical developments, that will allow us to draw clean conclusions from future BES II data. In particular, I will discuss new developments of comprehensive simulations employing dynamical 3D initial states, 3+1 dimensional viscous fluid dynamics, the inclusion of a sophisticated EoS, and a proper prescription of the conversion to particles.
Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting: stroberg[at]uw.edu.