A very brief Introduction to Heavy Ion Physics

Stefan Floerchinger

Abstract


Relativistic heavy ion collisions provide a possibility to investigate a fundamental quantum field theory (QCD) in a regime away from the conventional vacuum, namely at non-zero temperature and density. I will discuss why this is important, give a brief overview over what is know already and also mention currently still open questions.


Keywords


Heavy ion collisions; Quark-gluon plasma.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23730/CYRSP-2017-004.141

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