Strongly Interacting Matter in Magnetic Fields

  • Dmitri Kharzeev
  • Karl Landsteiner
  • Andreas Schmitt
  • Ho-Ung Yee

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 871)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Dmitri E. Kharzeev, Karl Landsteiner, Andreas Schmitt, Ho-Ung Yee
    Pages 1-11
  3. Igor A. Shovkovy
    Pages 13-49
  4. Florian Preis, Anton Rebhan, Andreas Schmitt
    Pages 51-86
  5. Raoul Gatto, Marco Ruggieri
    Pages 87-119
  6. Open image in new window-Odd Fluctuations in Heavy Ion Collisions. Deformed QCD as a Toy Model
    Ariel R. Zhitnitsky
    Pages 209-240
  7. Kenji Fukushima
    Pages 241-259
  8. Gökçe Başar, Gerald V. Dunne
    Pages 261-294
  9. Valentin I. Zakharov
    Pages 295-330
  10. Carlos Hoyos, Tatsuma Nishioka, Andy O’Bannon
    Pages 341-376
  11. P. V. Buividovich, M. I. Polikarpov, O. V. Teryaev
    Pages 377-385
  12. Arata Yamamoto
    Pages 387-397
  13. Efrain J. Ferrer, Vivian de la Incera
    Pages 399-432
  14. Karl Landsteiner, Eugenio Megías, Francisco Peña-Benitez
    Pages 433-468
  15. Eric D’Hoker, Per Kraus
    Pages 469-502
  16. Tameem Albash, Clifford V. Johnson, Scott McDonald
    Pages 537-554
  17. E. Gubankova, J. Brill, M. Čubrović, K. Schalm, P. Schijven, J. Zaanen
    Pages 555-589
  18. Oren Bergman, Johanna Erdmenger, Gilad Lifschytz
    Pages 591-624

About this book


The physics of strongly interacting matter in an external magnetic field is presently emerging as a topic of great cross-disciplinary interest for particle, nuclear, astro- and condensed matter physicists.

It is known that strong magnetic fields are created in heavy ion collisions, an insight that has made it possible to study a variety of surprising and intriguing phenomena that emerge from the interplay of quantum anomalies, the topology of non-Abelian gauge fields, and the magnetic field. In particular, the non-trivial topological configurations of the gluon field induce a non-dissipative electric current in the presence of a magnetic field. These phenomena have led to an extended formulation of relativistic hydrodynamics, called chiral magnetohydrodynamics.  

Hitherto unexpected applications in condensed matter physics include graphene and topological insulators. Other fields of application include astrophysics, where strong magnetic fields exist in magnetars and pulsars.

Last but not least, an important new theoretical tool that will be revisited and which made much of the progress surveyed in this book possible is the holographic principle - the correspondence between quantum field theory and gravity in extra dimensions.

Edited and authored by the pioneers and leading experts in this newly emerging field, this book offers a valuable resource for a broad community of physicists and graduate students.


AdS/CFT Correspondence Chiral Magnetic Effect Chiral Magnetohydrodynamics Dense Nuclear Matter Holographic Principle Magnetars and Pulsars Topological Insulators

Editors and affiliations

  • Dmitri Kharzeev
    • 1
  • Karl Landsteiner
    • 2
  • Andreas Schmitt
    • 3
  • Ho-Ung Yee
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsStony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSICUniversidad Autonoma de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität WienWienAustria
  4. 4.Physics Department (MC 273)University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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