Discovery of Quark-Gluon Plasma: Strangeness Diaries

@article{Rafelski2019DiscoveryOQ,
  title={Discovery of Quark-Gluon Plasma: Strangeness Diaries},
  author={J. Rafelski},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Special Topics},
  year={2019},
  volume={229},
  pages={1-140}
}
  • J. Rafelski
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal Special Topics
We look from a theoretical perspective at the new phase of matter, quark-gluon plasma (QGP), the new form of nuclear matter created at high temperature and pressure. Here I retrace the path to QGP discovery and its exploration in terms of strangeness production and strange particle signatures. We will see the theoretical arguments that have been advanced to create interest in this determining signature of QGP. We explore the procedure used by several experimental groups making strangeness… Expand

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