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Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory

Günther Dissertori, Ian G. Knowles, and Michael Schmelling


This book provides an introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions. It covers in full detail both the theoretical foundations and the experimental tests of the theory. Although the experimental chapters focus on recent measurements, the subject is placed into historical perspective by also summarizing the steps which lead to the formulation of QCD. Measurements are discussed as they were performed by the LEP experiments at CERN, or at hadron-hadron and lepton-hadron colliders such as the TEVATRON at Fermilab and HERA at DESY. Emphasis is placed on high-energy ... More

Keywords: perturbative QCD, Monte Carlo models, experimental tests, electron-positron annihilation, lepton-hadron scattering, hadron-hadron scattering, structure functions, fragmentation, strong coupling constant, colour factors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199566419
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Günther Dissertori, author
Institute of Particle Physics, ETH Zürich

Ian G. Knowles, author
University of Edinburgh

Michael Schmelling, author
Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, and Technische Universität Dortmund