Chasing the Unicorn: RHIC and the QGP

At nonzero temperature, it is expected that QCD undergoes a phase transition to a deconfined, chirally symmetric phase, the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). I review what we expect theoretically about this possible transition, 
At nonzero temperature, it is expected that QCD undergoes a phase transition to a deconfined, chirally symmetric phase, the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). I review what we expect theoretically about this possible transition, and what we have learned from heavy ion experiments at RHIC. I argue that while there are unambiguous signals for qualitatively new behavior at RHIC, versus experiments at lower energies, that in detail, no simple theoretical model can explain all salient features of the data.
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Author:Robert D. Pisarski
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-269725
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-97332006000200004
ISSN:0103-9733
ISSN:1678-4448
Parent Title (English):Brazilian journal of physics
Publisher:Springer New York
Place of publication:New York, NY
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/11/02
Tag:Gluons; QCD; Quarks; RHIC
Volume:36
Issue:1b
Pagenumber:10
First Page:122
Last Page:131
Note:
SPECIAL ISSUE: XXV BRAZILIAN NATIONAL MEETING ON PARTICLES AND FIELDS
Note:
All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Institutes:Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physik
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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