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Phase Structure of Strongly Interacting Matter

Proceedings of a Summer School on Theoretical Physics, Held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, January 8–19, 1990

  • Jean Cleymans
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Lectures on Strongly Interacting Matter and Its Phase Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. L. Thews
      Pages 2-25
    3. M. D. Scadron
      Pages 53-80
    4. U. Heinz, P. Koch, K. S. Lee, E. Schnedermann, H. Weigert
      Pages 81-132
    5. K. Werner
      Pages 133-190
  3. Topical Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. B. W. Lynn
      Pages 204-215
    3. N. J. Davidson, H. G. Miller, R. M. Quick, B. J. Cole, R. H. Lemmer, R. Tegen
      Pages 216-250
    4. D. W. von Oertzen
      Pages 251-263
    5. J. Cleymans, H. Satz, E. Suhonen, D. W. von Oertzen
      Pages 264-276
    6. C. A. Dominguez, M. Loewe
      Pages 277-289
    7. R. D. Viollier, P. Zimak
      Pages 307-316
    8. J. H. Reid, G. Tupper
      Pages 317-330
    9. J. P. Vary
      Pages 331-367
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 369-372

About these proceedings


The 6th Advanced Course in Theoretical Physics was held at the University of Cape Town, January 8-19, 1990. The topic of the course was "Phase Structure of Strongly Interacting Matter". There were ten invited speakers from overseas, each having up to six hours in which to present his field of research to a relatively small audience of about 50 participants. This allowed for the presentation of a broad, coherent and pedagogical review of the present status of the field. In addition there were several one-hour presentations by local participants. The main emphasis of the course was on the study of the properties of high­ density hot nuclear matter. This field is of particular interest because of the belief that a deconfined quark-gluon plasma could be created in such an environment when the temperature reaches about 200MeV. In the nuclear regime a so-called "liquid-to-gas" phase transition is expected at a temperature of approximately 10- 20MeV. Both of these topics received ample attention at the school. Owing the nature of the field, there exists much overlapping interest from both the nuclear physics and high-energy particle physics communities. It is hoped that these proceedings will contribute to building a bridge between the two groups.


Elementarteilchenphysik Kernphysik Particle Physics Phasenstruktur Starke Wechselwirkungen

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  • Jean Cleymans
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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