Chromodynamic Theory of Hadrons

  • H. Fritzsch
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 19/1978)


During the last few years a new framework to describe strong interaction physics has emerged: quantum chromodynamics. My lectures will be dealing with this subject as it appears today: not yet a well-defined quantum field theory with known spectral properties as, for example, quantum electrodynamics, but rather a collection of many different ideas, all related to the concept of color. Some of these ideas are very phenomenological, for example the naive, nonrelativistic concepts to describe bound states, some of them rather abstract, like the ideas about the structure of the renormalization group equations at small distances. There is no way to cover all the details, thus I shall concentrate on some aspects, which to me look important and interesting at the moment. I shall not speak about the more theoretical aspects of gauge theories in general, which will be discussed in the lectures of Prof.Pietschmann. The plan of the lectures is roughly as follows: As an introduction the basic ideas of color and chromodynamics are discussed. It follows a presentation of the more advanced field-theoretic aspects (renormalization, asymptotic freedom, confinement). Finally I shall discuss some of the perturbative aspects of QCD, which begin to play an important role in our understanding of jet phenomena in hadronic physics.


Deep Inelastic Scattering Pseudoscalar Meson Dalitz Plot Color Singlet Quark Flavor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Fritzsch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WuppertalSwitzerland
  2. 2.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

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