Soft and Hard Probes of QCD Topological Structures in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

  • Shuzhe Shi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Shuzhe Shi
    Pages 1-23
  3. Soft Probe of Topological Charge Transition

  4. Hard Probe of the Chromo-Magnetic-Monopoles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Shuzhe Shi
      Pages 101-112
    3. Shuzhe Shi
      Pages 139-141
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 143-148

About this book


This thesis makes significant advances in the quantitative understanding of two intrinsically linked yet technically very different phenomena in quantum chromodynamics (QCD).  Firstly, the thesis investigates the soft probe of strong interaction topological fluctuations in the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) which is made possible via the anomalous chiral transport effects induced by such fluctuations. Here, the author makes contributions towards establishing the first comprehensive tool for quantitative prediction of the chiral magnetic effect in the QGP that is produced in heavy ion collision experiments. Secondly, the thesis deals with the hard probe of strongly coupled QGP created in heavy-ion collisions. In particular, this study addresses the basic question related to the nonperturbative color structure in the QGP via jet energy loss observables. The author further develops the CUJET computational model for jet quenching and uses it to analyze the topological degrees of freedom in quark-gluon plasma. The contributions this thesis makes towards these highly-challenging problems have already generated widespread impacts in the field of quark-gluon plasma and high-energy nuclear collisions.


quantum chromodynamics quark-gluon plasma chiral magnetic effect heavy ion collision high-energy nuclear collision jet energy loss topological charge transition anomalous-viscous fluid dynamics jet quenching CUJET

Authors and affiliations

  • Shuzhe Shi
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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