© 2002

Confinement, Topology, and Other Non-Perturbative Aspects of QCD

  • Jeff Greensite
  • Štefan Olejník

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Pierre Van Baal
    Pages 1-9
  3. V. A. Belavin, M. N. Chernodub, M. I. Polikarpov
    Pages 23-32
  4. Oleg Borisenko, Sergei Voloshin, Manfried Faber
    Pages 33-40
  5. Falk Bruckmann
    Pages 41-48
  6. M. N. Chernodub, K. Ishiguro, T. Suzuki
    Pages 61-68
  7. L. Dittmann, T. Heinzl, A. Wipf
    Pages 83-90
  8. Brian P. Dolan, Denjoe O'Connor, Peter Prešnajder
    Pages 91-96
  9. Manfried Faber, Jeff Greensite, Štefan OlejnÍK
    Pages 117-127
  10. Manfried Faber, Joachim Wabnig, Andrei N. Ivanov
    Pages 129-136
  11. Philippe De Forcrand, Oliver Jahn
    Pages 137-148
  12. Maarten Golterman, Yigal Shamir
    Pages 165-176

About this book


The problem of quark confinement is one of the classic unsolved problems of particle physics and is fundamental to our understanding of the physics of the strong interaction and the behaviour of non-Abelian gauge theories in general. The confinement problem is also are area in which concepts from topology and techniques of computational physics both find important applications. This volume contains a snapshot of current research in this field as of January 2002. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of topological field configurations such as centre vortices and monopoles in proposed confinement mechanisms. Other topics covered include colour superconductivity, instantons and chiral symmetry breaking, matrix models and the construction of chiral gauge theories.

Readership: Research scientists and graduate students of high energy physics and nuclear physics.


Area Confinement Gauge theory Lattice gauge theory Particle Physics Quantum mechanics Quark Volume topological charge

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeff Greensite
    • 1
  • Štefan Olejník
    • 2
  1. 1.San Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

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