Quantum Chromodynamics at High Energy

Quantum Chromodynamics at High Energy

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Filling a gap in the current literature, this book is the first entirely dedicated to high energy quantum chromodynamics (QCD) including parton saturation and the color glass condensate (CGC). It presents groundbreaking progress on the subject and describes many problems at the forefront of research, bringing postgraduate students, theorists and interested experimentalists up to date with the current state of research in this field. The material is presented in a pedagogical way, with numerous examples and exercises. Discussion ranges from the quasi-classical McLerran-Venugopalan model to the linear BFKL and nonlinear BK/JIMWLK small-x evolution equations. The authors adopt both a theoretical and an experimental outlook, and present the physics of strong interactions in a universal way, making it useful for physicists from various subcommunities of high energy and nuclear physics, and applicable to processes studied at all high energy accelerators around the world. A selection of color figures is available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521112574.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 142 b/w illus. 33 exercises
  • 1139557688
  • 9781139557689

Table of contents

1. Introduction: basics of QCD perturbation theory; 2. Deep inelastic scattering; 3. Energy evolution and leading logarithm-1/x approximation in QCD; 4. Dipole approach to high parton density QCD; 5. Classical gluon fields and the Color Glass Condensate; 6. Corrections to non-linear evolution equations; 7. Diffraction at high energy; 8. Particle production in high energy QCD; 9. Instead of conclusions; Appendices; Index.show more

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"I have to say that the aim of the authors is abundantly reached. This book is well written and with enough material to grant a clear understanding of the matter to a graduate student. Both authors are well known in this field for a number of contributions. This book represents an excellent introduction to the study of QCD at high energy and could prove extremely useful for the researcher or the student aiming to start research in this area. It surely fills a gap in the literature which has occurred in recent years." Marco Frasca, Mathematical Reviewsshow more

About Yuri V. Kovchegov

Yuri V. Kovchegov is Professor in the Department of Physics at the Ohio State University. He is a world leader in the field of high energy QCD. In 2006 he was awarded The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences by Tel Aviv University for a number of groundbreaking contributions in the field. The Balitsky-Kovchegov equation bears his name. Eugene Levin is Professor Emeritus in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University. He is the founding father of the field of parton saturation and of the constituent quark model. Equations and approaches that bear his name include the Levin-Frankfurt quark-counting rules, the Gribov-Levin-Ryskin nonlinear equation, the Levin-Tuchin solution, and the Kharzeev-Levin-Nardi approach, reflecting only a selection of his many contributions to high energy physics.show more