# QCD thermalization: Ab initio approaches and interdisciplinary connections

@article{Berges2021QCDT, title={QCD thermalization: Ab initio approaches and interdisciplinary connections}, author={J urgen Berges and Michal P. Heller and Aleksas Mazeliauskas and Raju Venugopalan}, journal={Reviews of Modern Physics}, year={2021} }

Heavy-ion collisions at BNL's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and CERN's Large Hadron Collider provide strong evidence for the formation of a quark-gluon plasma, with temperatures extracted from relativistic viscous hydrodynamic simulations shown to be well above the transition temperature from hadron matter. How the strongly correlated quark-gluon matter forms in a heavy-ion collision, its properties off-equilibrium, and the thermalization process in the plasma, are outstanding problems in QCD…

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