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Title: Color confinement from fluctuating topology

QCD possesses a compact gauge group, and this implies a non-trivial topological structure of the vacuum. In this contribution to the Gribov-85 Memorial volume, we first discuss the origin of Gribov copies and their interpretation in terms of fluctuating topology in the QCD vacuum. We then describe the recent work with E. Levin that links the confinement of gluons and color screening to the fluctuating topology, and discuss implications for spin physics, high energy scattering, and the physics of quark-gluon plasma.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-113689-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0217-751X; R&D Project: KB0301020; KB0301020; TRN: US1701360
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Modern Physics A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 28n29; Journal ID: ISSN 0217-751X
Publisher:
World Scientific
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Quantum chromodynamics; confinement; Gribov copies
OSTI Identifier:
1351719