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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

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-17545-4

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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.

Subject: Physics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons, History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics, Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics, History of Science, 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