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Melting Hadrons, Boiling Quarks - From Hagedorn Temperature to Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions at CERN

With a Tribute to Rolf Hagedorn

Editors:

  • Reviews one of the scientifically important early periods at CERN

  • Edited and co-authored by a former collaborator of Rolf Hagedorn

  • Contains unpublished material by Rolf Hagedorn

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Table of contents (34 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Reminiscences: Rolf Hagedorn and Relativistic Heavy Ion Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-2
  3. Reminiscences: Rolf Hagedorn and Relativistic Heavy Ion Research

    1. Spotlight on Rolf Hagedorn

      • Johann Rafelski
      Pages 3-20Open Access
    2. Rolf Hagedorn: The Years Leading to T H

      • Torleif Ericson
      Pages 21-26Open Access
    3. Music and Science: Tribute to Rolf Hagedorn

      • Maurice Jacob
      Pages 27-32Open Access
    4. On Hagedorn

      • Luigi Sertorio
      Pages 33-36Open Access
    5. Hungarian Perspective

      • István Montvay, Tamás Biró
      Pages 37-40Open Access
    6. The Tale of the Hagedorn Temperature

      • Johann Rafelski, Torleif Ericson
      Pages 41-48Open Access
    7. The Legacy of Rolf Hagedorn: Statistical Bootstrap and Ultimate Temperature

      • Krzysztof Redlich, Helmut Satz
      Pages 49-68Open Access
    8. Hadronic Matter: The Moscow Perspective

      • Igor Dremin
      Pages 75-80Open Access
    9. Hagedorn’s Hadron Mass Spectrum and the Onset of Deconfinement

      • Marek Gaździcki, Mark I. Gorenstein
      Pages 87-92Open Access
    10. Begin of the Search for the Quark-Gluon Plasma

      • Grazyna Odyniec
      Pages 93-96Open Access
    11. The Path to Heavy Ions at LHC and Beyond

      • Hans H. Gutbrod
      Pages 97-106Open Access
    12. Reminscenses of Rolf Hagedorn

      • Emanuele Quercigh
      Pages 117-122Open Access
  4. The Hagedorn Temperature

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-124
    2. Boiling Primordial Matter: 1968

      • Rolf Hagedorn
      Pages 125-138Open Access
    3. The Long Way to the Statistical Bootstrap Model: 1994

      • Rolf Hagedorn
      Pages 139-178Open Access

About this book

This book shows how the study of multi-hadron production phenomena in the years after the founding of CERN culminated in Hagedorn's pioneering idea of limiting temperature, leading on to the discovery of the quark-gluon plasma -- announced, in February 2000 at CERN.

Following the foreword by Herwig Schopper -- the Director General  (1981-1988) of CERN at the key historical juncture -- the first part is a tribute to Rolf Hagedorn (1919-2003) and includes contributions by contemporary friends and colleagues, and those who were most touched by Hagedorn: Tamás Biró, Igor Dremin, Torleif Ericson, Marek Gaździcki, Mark Gorenstein, Hans Gutbrod, Maurice Jacob, István Montvay, Berndt Müller, Grazyna Odyniec, Emanuele Quercigh,  Krzysztof Redlich, Helmut  Satz, Luigi Sertorio, Ludwik Turko, and Gabriele Veneziano.

The second and third parts retrace 20 years of developments that after discovery of the Hagedorn temperature in 1964 led to its recognition as the melting point of hadrons into boiling quarks, and  to the rise of the experimental relativistic heavy ion collision program. These parts contain previously unpublished material authored by Hagedorn and Rafelski: conference retrospectives, research notes, workshop reports, in some instances abbreviated to avoid duplication of material, and rounded off with the editor's explanatory notes.

About the editor: 

Johann Rafelski is a theoretical physicist working at The University of Arizona in Tucson, USA. Bor

n in 1950 in Krakow, Poland, he received his Ph.D. with Walter Greiner in Frankfurt, Germany in 1973.  Rafelski arrived at CERN in 1977, where in a joint effort with Hagedorn he contributed greatly to the establishment of the relativistic heavy ion collision, and quark-gluon plasma research fields. Moving on, with stops in Frankfurt and Cape Town, to Arizona, he invented and developed the strangeness quark flavor as the signature of quark-gluon plasma.

Keywords

  • CERN Theory Division
  • Hagedorn Temperature
  • Heavy-ion Physics at CERN
  • Impact of Rolf Hagedorn's Work
  • Legacy of Rolf Hagedorn
  • Rolf Hagedorn
  • Statistical Models for Particle Production

Reviews

“The book is undoubtedly an ideal companion to all those who wish to recall the birth of one of the main areas of today’s concepts in high-energy physics, and it is definitely a well-deserved credit to one of the great pioneers in their development.” (Frithjof Karsch, CERN Courier, June, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

    Johann Rafelski

About the editor

Johann Rafelski is a theoretical physicist working at The University of Arizona in Tucson, USA. Born in 1950 in Krakow, Poland, he received his Ph.D. with Walter Greiner in Frankfurt, Germany in 1973.  Rafelski arrived at CERN in 1977, where in a joint effort with Hagedorn he contributed greatly to the establishment of the relativistic heavy ion collision, and quark-gluon plasma research fields. Moving on, with stops in Frankfurt and Cape Town, to Arizona, he invented and developed the strangeness quark flavor as the signature of quark-gluon plasma.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Melting Hadrons, Boiling Quarks - From Hagedorn Temperature to Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions at CERN

  • Book Subtitle: With a Tribute to Rolf Hagedorn

  • Editors: Johann Rafelski

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17545-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-17544-7Published: 04 November 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36600-5Published: 23 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-17545-4Published: 21 October 2015

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 441

  • Topics: Nuclear Physics, Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy, Accelerator Physics, History of Science

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)