PHY552, NUCLEAR PHYSICS II, Fall 2018
(office C139, phone 632-8127)
Home page: dau2.physics.sunysb.edu/~shuryak/2018_nonperturbative/NPII2018_ad.html
TuTh 8:30AM - 9:50AM, (or other to be decided at the first lecture) C133 (G.Brown room). The first lecture Tue. Aug.28
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE is to introduce graduate students, both THEORISTS and EXPERIMENTALISTS,to non-perturbative phenomena in QCD and other QCD-like theories.
* QCD correlation functions, from phenomenology and lattice
* Trans-series and semiclassical theory in quantum mechanic
* Gauge topology: instantons
* Chiral anomaly, instanton zero modes and 't Hooft Lagrangian
* Instanton-induced effects in hadronic spectroscopy and correlation functions
* Chiral symmetries and their breaking
* QCD at finite temperatures, the phase diagram
* Polyakov line and the confinement/deconfinement transition,
* The instanton-dyons and their ensembles
* monopoles and dual superconductor model
* confinement as Bose-Einstein condensation of monopoles
* monopoles and kinetics of quark-gluon plasma
* Confining flux tubes
* The QCD flux tube excitations and effective string theory
* Rotaing strings and Regge trajectories
* Pomerons and QCD strings
PRE-REQUISITES: Grad. or undergrad general course on Particle/Nuclear physics like NP-I; Statistical Mechanics.
No textbooks exist which fits it: lecture notes will be provided.
The grade will be be based on quality of the presentations
which students are supposed to give as exam, based on research papers from a supplied list.