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Large Nc Qcd 2004 - Proceedings Of The Workshop

by J. L. Goity(ed.) ; R F Lebed(ed.) ; A Pich (ed.)
Large Nc Qcd 2004 - Proceedings Of The Workshop by J. L. Goity
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The large Nc limit plays a fundamental role in the study of non-abelian gauge theories such as quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Since its discovery in 1974 by ’t Hooft, the 1/Nc expansion has provided crucial insights into the non-perturbative aspects of gauge theories. The expansion implemented at the effective theory level is one of the fundamental tools currently in use in hadronic physics; there are important effects and relations that follow from the 1/Nc expansion, which held remarkably well in the real world with Nc = 3. The 1/Nc expansion also plays a central role in the recently discovered connections between non-Abelian gauge and string theories, promising new ways to analyze the non-perturbative domain of gauge theories.

This volume contains contributions from leading theorists and covers the recent developments in the 1/Nc expansion in QCD. The topics addressed include confinement, AdS/CFT correspondence and the string-QCD connection, topology in large Nc, lattice QCD, and a variety of applications to mesons and baryons.

World Scientific Publishing Company; August 2005
319 pages; ISBN 9789814479899
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Title: Large Nc Qcd 2004 - Proceedings Of The Workshop
Author: J. L. Goity; R F Lebed; A Pich