Quark-gluon plasma: status of heavy ion physics

Gavai, R. V. (2004) Quark-gluon plasma: status of heavy ion physics Pramana - Journal of Physics, 55 (1-2). pp. 125-135. ISSN 0304-4289

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Lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD), defined on a discrete space-time lattice, leads to a spectacular non-perturbative prediction of a new state of matter, called quark-gluon plasma (QGP), at sufficiently high temperatures or equivalently large energy densities. The experimental programs of CERN, Geneva and BNL, New York of relativistic heavy ion collisions are expected to produce such energy densities, thereby providing us a chance to test the above prediction. After a brief introduction of the necessary theoretical concepts, I will present a critical review of the experimental results already obtained by the various experiments in order to examine whether QGP has already been observed by them.

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Keywords:Quark-gluon Plasma; Lattice QCD; Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
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