HIGH ENERGY NUCLEAR INTERACTIONS AND QCD : AN INTRODUCTION.

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The goal of these lectures, oriented towards the students just entering the field, is to provide an elementary introduction to QCD and the physics of nuclear interactions at high energies. We first introduce the general structure of QCD and discuss its main properties. Then we proceed to Glauber multiple scattering theory which lays the foundation for the theoretical treatment of nuclear interactions at high energies. We introduce the concept of Gribov's inelastic shadowing, crucial for the understanding of quantum formation effects. We outline the problems facing Glauber approach at high energies, and discuss how asymptotic freedom of QCD helps to ... continued below

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KHARZEEV,D.E. & RAUFEISEN,J. January 7, 2002.

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The goal of these lectures, oriented towards the students just entering the field, is to provide an elementary introduction to QCD and the physics of nuclear interactions at high energies. We first introduce the general structure of QCD and discuss its main properties. Then we proceed to Glauber multiple scattering theory which lays the foundation for the theoretical treatment of nuclear interactions at high energies. We introduce the concept of Gribov's inelastic shadowing, crucial for the understanding of quantum formation effects. We outline the problems facing Glauber approach at high energies, and discuss how asymptotic freedom of QCD helps to resolve them, introducing the concepts of parton saturation and color glass condensate.

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  • PAN AMERICAN ADVANCED STUDIES INSTITUTE ON NEW STATES OF MATTER, CAMPOS DO JORDAO (BR), 01/07/2002--01/18/2002

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KHARZEEV,D.E. & RAUFEISEN,J. HIGH ENERGY NUCLEAR INTERACTIONS AND QCD : AN INTRODUCTION., article, January 7, 2002; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742612/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.