New forms of QCD matter discovered at RHIC

  title={New forms of QCD matter discovered at RHIC},
  author={Miklos Gyulassy and Larry Mclerran},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},

The quest for the quark–gluon plasma

Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider should consolidate the evidence for this exotic medium's existence, and allow its properties to be characterized.

Quark-Gluon Matter

A concise review of the experimental and phenomenological progress in high-energy heavy-ion physics over the past few years is presented. Emphasis is put on measurements at BNL-RHIC and CERN-SPS

Exploring the QCD phase diagram through relativistic heavy ion collisions

We present a review of the studies related to establishing the QCD phase di- agram through high energy nucleus-nucleus collisions. We particularly focus on the ex- perimental results related to the

The flavours of the quark–gluon plasma

Quarks of other flavours than up and down, i.e. s, c and b quarks, have been long recognized as effective probes of the structure of hot QCD matter. In this paper, I review some of the motivations


A new channel of direct photon production from a quark gluon plasma (QGP) is explored in the framework of high-temperature QCD. This process appears at next-to-leading order, in the presence of a



The QGP Discovered at RHIC

Three empirical lines of evidence, (P QCD , p QCD, dA), from RHIC have converged and point to the discovery of a strongly coupled Quark Gluon Plasma. The evidence includes (1) bulk collective

The quark gluon plasma: Lattice computations put to experimental test

I describe how lattice computations are being used to extract experimentally relevant features of the quark gluon plasma. I deal specifically with relaxation times, photon emissivity, strangeness

Energy loss in perturbative QCD

▪ Abstract We review the propagation of energetic partons in hot or cold QCD matter, as known from recent work. We summarize advances in the understanding of both collisional and radiative energy l...

QCD hard scattering results from PHENIX at RHIC

Data on hadron production at high transverse momentum (p T > 2 GeV/c) in p+p, d+Au, and Au+Au collisions at GeV from the PHENIX experiment at RHIC are reviewed. The single inclusive spectrum of light

Lattice QCD at High Temperature and Density

After a brief introduction into basic aspects of the formulation of lattice regularized QCD at finite temperature and density we discuss our current understanding of the QCD phase diagramat finite