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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Staff

Publication details for Kasper Peeters

Peeters, Kasper & Zamaklar, Marija (2007). The String/gauge theory correspondence in QCD. The European Physical Journal Special Topics 152(1): 113-138.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Ideas about a duality between gauge fields and strings have been around for many decades. During the last ten years, these ideas have taken a much more concrete mathematical form. String descriptions of the strongly coupled dynamics of semi-realistic gauge theories, exhibiting confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, are now available. These provide remarkably simple ways to compute properties of the strongly coupled quark-gluon fluid phase, and also shed new light on various phenomenological models of hadron fragmentation. We present a review and highlight some exciting recent developments.