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QCD in heavy ion collisions

Abstract

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 qualitative and even quantitative insight into a wealth of remarkable phenomena observed in nucleus-nucleus or deuteron-nucleus collisions at RHIC and/or the LHC, like the suppression of particle production and of azimuthal correlations at forward rapidities, the energy and centrality dependence of the multiplicities, the ridge effect, the limiting fragmentation, the jet quenching, or the dijet asymmetry.
Authors:
Iancu, Edmond [1] 
  1. IPhT, Saclay (France)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2014
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CERN-2014/003
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2011 European School of High-Energy Physics, Cheile Gradistei (Romania), 7-20 Sep 2011; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); DOI: 10.5170/CERN-2014-003.197; Copyright (c) 2014 CERN; This is an open access publication distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.; Related Information: In: Proceedings of 2011 European School of High-Energy Physics| by Grojean, C; Mulders, M (eds.) [European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva (Switzerland)]| CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva (Switzerland)| 362 p.
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; CERN LHC; HEAVY ION REACTIONS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUARK MATTER; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; STRONG INTERACTIONS
OSTI ID:
22548625
Research Organizations:
CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
CERN
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0007-8328; ISBN 978-92-9083-401-4; TRN: XC16A0401119681
Availability:
Available on-line: http://cds.cern.ch/record/1445976/files/197-266%20Inacu.pdf; Available on-line: http://cds.cern.ch/record/1327568/files/CERN-2014-003.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 197-266
Announcement Date:
Dec 17, 2016

Citation Formats

Iancu, Edmond. QCD in heavy ion collisions. CERN: N. p., 2014. Web.
Iancu, Edmond. QCD in heavy ion collisions. CERN.
Iancu, Edmond. 2014. "QCD in heavy ion collisions." CERN.
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title = {QCD in heavy ion collisions}
author = {Iancu, Edmond}
abstractNote = {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 qualitative and even quantitative insight into a wealth of remarkable phenomena observed in nucleus-nucleus or deuteron-nucleus collisions at RHIC and/or the LHC, like the suppression of particle production and of azimuthal correlations at forward rapidities, the energy and centrality dependence of the multiplicities, the ridge effect, the limiting fragmentation, the jet quenching, or the dijet asymmetry.}
place = {CERN}
year = {2014}
month = {Jul}
}