QCD in heavy ion collisions

@article{Iancu2012QCDIH,
  title={QCD in heavy ion collisions},
  author={E. Iancu},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  year={2012},
  pages={197-266}
}
  • E. Iancu
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
  • These lectures provide a modern introduction to selected topics in the physics of ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions which shed light on the fundamental theory of strong interactions, the Quantum Chromodynamics. The emphasis is on the partonic forms of QCD matter which exist in the early and intermediate stages of a collision -- the colour glass condensate, the glasma, and the quark-gluon plasma -- and on the effective theories that are used for their description. These theories provide… CONTINUE READING

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