A New Phase of Matter: Quark-Gluon Plasma Beyond the Hagedorn Critical Temperature

  title={A New Phase of Matter: Quark-Gluon Plasma Beyond the Hagedorn Critical Temperature},
  author={B. Muller},
I retrace the developments from Hagedorn’s concept of a limiting temperature for hadronic matter to the discovery and characterization of the quark-gluon plasma as a new state of matter. My recollections begin with the transformation more than 30 years ago of Hagedorn’s original concept into its modern interpretation as the “critical” temperature separating the hadron gas and quarkgluon plasma phases of strongly interacting matter. This was followed by the realization that the QCD phase… Expand
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