Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

1st Edition - June 4, 2007

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  • Author: Ramona Vogt
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521965
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080525365

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This book is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in high energy heavy-ion physics. It is relevant for students who will work on topics being explored at RHIC and the LHC. In the first part, the basic principles of these studies are covered including kinematics, cross sections (including the quark model and parton distribution functions), the geometry of nuclear collisions, thermodynamics, hydrodynamics and relevant aspects of lattice gauge theory at finite temperature. The second part covers some more specific probes of heavy-ion collisions at these energies: high mass thermal dileptons, quarkonium and hadronization. The second part also serves as extended examples of concepts learned in the previous part. Both parts contain examples in the text as well as exercises at the end of each chapter.

Key Features

- Designed for students and newcomers to the field
- Focuses on hard probes and QCD
- Covers all aspects of high energy heavy-ion physics
- Includes worked example problems and exercises


This book is suitable for undergraduate, graduate students and newcomers to the field.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    I. Basics
    1. Kinematics and invariants
    2. Cross sections
    3. Geometry
    4. Thermodynamics
    5. Hydrodynamics
    6. Lattice gauge theory
    II. Probes
    7. Thermal dileptons
    8. Quarkonium
    9. Hadronization

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: June 4, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521965
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080525365

About the Author

Ramona Vogt

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California at Davis, Physics Department, U.S.A. and Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S.A.

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