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Title: QCD PHASE TRANSITIONS-VOLUME 15.

The title of the workshop, ''The QCD Phase Transitions'', in fact happened to be too narrow for its real contents. It would be more accurate to say that it was devoted to different phases of QCD and QCD-related gauge theories, with strong emphasis on discussion of the underlying non-perturbative mechanisms which manifest themselves as all those phases. Before we go to specifics, let us emphasize one important aspect of the present status of non-perturbative Quantum Field Theory in general. It remains true that its studies do not get attention proportional to the intellectual challenge they deserve, and that the theorists working on it remain very fragmented. The efforts to create Theory of Everything including Quantum Gravity have attracted the lion share of attention and young talent. Nevertheless, in the last few years there was also a tremendous progress and even some shift of attention toward emphasis on the unity of non-perturbative phenomena. For example, we have seen some. efforts to connect the lessons from recent progress in Supersymmetric theories with that in QCD, as derived from phenomenology and lattice. Another example is Maldacena conjecture and related development, which connect three things together, string theory, super-gravity and the (N=4) supersymmetric gaugemore » theory. Although the progress mentioned is remarkable by itself, if we would listen to each other more we may have chance to strengthen the field and reach better understanding of the spectacular non-perturbative physics.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
11450
Report Number(s):
BNL-52561; KB0201
R&D Project: PO03; KB0201; TRN: AH200128%%765
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: RIKEN RESEARCH CENTER PROCEEDINGS WORKSHOP ON QCD PHASE TRANSITIONS, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY, UPTON, NY (US), 11/04/1998--11/07/1998; Other Information: PBD: 4 Nov 1998
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (US)
Sponsoring Org:
BNL AND RIKEN (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BNL; PHYSICS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; QUANTUM GRAVITY