On the Trail of Quark-Gluon Plasma: Strange Antibaryons in Nuclear Collisions

  • Johann Rafelski
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 303)


There may be no easy laboratory observable of quark-gluon plasma (QGP). But I hope to convince you that much can be learned about this new form of nuclear matter studying diligently the third (and still rather light) strange ‘s’ quark flavor. I will in particular address the predicted and observed abundant emission of strange antibaryons in relativistic nuclear collisions which in my opinion constitutes a rather clear indication of new physics1,2,3. As it is hard to be selfcontained or to give justice in such a short presentation to all the effort in this active field, it seems to me more prudent to stress the relation of this report to numerous other lectures presented in this volume, and in particular the preceding experimental survey of E. Quercigh. For further theoretical details and numerous references the reader should consult the more comprehensive presentations4,5,6.


Nuclear Matter Strange Quark Strange Particle Quark Flavor Strangeness Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johann Rafelski
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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