Hot Hadronic Matter

Theory and Experiment

  • Jean Letessier
  • Hans H. Gutbrod
  • Johann Rafelski

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 346)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Exponential Mass Spectrum — History

    1. Torleif Ericson, Maurice Jacob, Johann Rafelski, Helmut Satz
      Pages 1-12
    2. Luigi Sertorio
      Pages 47-56
    3. Steven Frautschi
      Pages 57-62
    4. M. Chaichian, J. F. Gomes, R. Gonzalez Felipe
      Pages 67-73
  3. Phases of Hadronic Matter

    1. Helmut Satz
      Pages 93-104
    2. Ahmed Tounsi, Jean Letessier, Johann Rafelski
      Pages 105-116
    3. O. D. Chernavskaya, E. L. Feinberg
      Pages 117-128
    4. Norman K. Glendenning
      Pages 129-138
    5. A. Peshier, B. Kämpfer, O. P. Pavlenko, G. Soff
      Pages 139-142
    6. Stefan Mashkevich, Gennady Zinovjev
      Pages 147-150
    7. Jürgen Baacke
      Pages 151-160
    8. A. M. Öztaş, Y. Gündüç, T. Çelik
      Pages 161-164
  4. Thermalization—Entropy

    1. Roland Omnès
      Pages 165-170
    2. Berndt Müller
      Pages 171-180
    3. Rémi Hakim, Horacio D. Sivak
      Pages 181-190
    4. Marek Gaździcki
      Pages 215-222
    5. Jean Letessier, Johann Rafelski, Ahmed Tounsi
      Pages 223-232
    6. Hans-Thomas Elze, Peter A. Carruthers
      Pages 241-250
  5. Multiparticle Production: Correlations and Intermittency

  6. Photons and Dileptons

    1. R. Santo, R. Albrecht, T. C. Awes, F. Berger, M. Bloomer, D. Bock et al.
      Pages 347-354
    2. Jean Letessier, Johann Rafelski, Ahmed Tounsi
      Pages 363-366
    3. K. Redlich, J. Cleymans, V. V. Goloviznin
      Pages 373-386
  7. Particle Spectra and Strangeness

    1. Johann Rafelski
      Pages 387-398
    2. Ulrich Heinz
      Pages 413-432
    3. John P. Sullivan
      Pages 433-436
    4. S. G. Steadman, P. R. Rothschild, T. W. Sung, D. Zachary
      Pages 445-450

About this book


The past decade has seen the development of the operational understanding of fun­ damental interactions within the standard model. This has detoured our attention from the great enigmas posed by the dynamics and collective behavior of strongly interacting particles. Discovered more than 30 years ago, the thermal nature of the hadronic particle spectra has stimulated considerable theoretical effort, which so far has failed to 'confirm' on the basis of microscopic interactions the origins of this phenomenon. However, a highly successful Statistical Bootstrap Model was developed by Rolf Hagedorn at CERN about 30 years ago, which has led us to consider the 'boiling hadronic matter' as a transient state in the trans­ formation of hadronic particles into their melted form which we call Quark-GIuon-Plasma (QGP). Today, we return to seek detailed understanding of the thermalization processes of hadronic matter, equipped on the theoretical side with the knowledge of the fundamental strong interaction theory, the quantum chromo-dynamics (QCD), and recognizing the im­ portant role of the complex QCD-vacuum structure. On the other side, we have developed new experimental tools in the form of nuclear relativistic beams, which allow to create rather extended regions in space-time of Hot Hadronic Matter. The confluence of these new and recent developments in theory and experiment led us to gather together from June 27 to July 1, 1994, at the Grand Hotel in Divonne-Ies-Bains, France, to discuss and expose the open questions and issues in our field.


CERN Confinement Lepton Quark Strangeness hadron

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Letessier
    • 1
  • Hans H. Gutbrod
    • 2
    • 3
  • Johann Rafelski
    • 4
  1. 1.LPTHEUniversité Paris 7ParisFrance
  2. 2.Gesellschaft für SchwerionenforschungDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.CERNGenèvaSwitzerland
  4. 4.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5798-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1945-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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