QCD thermalization: Ab initio approaches and interdisciplinary connections

  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},
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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  • J. Blaizot
  • Physics
    Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
  • 2017
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