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Quark model and hadron spectroscopy
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IntroductoryThe first Tour into Particles World - Adventure Tour by PDG.Hadron-hadro n interactions - introduction into resonances, Dalitz plot etc., from EPP
lectures.Quark Model - introduction into quark parton model and hadron
classification.Heavy Quarks - charm, bottom, top and heavy hadrons; by EPP.Discovery of Top Quark - a nice set of nodes. | Advanced
topicsParticle Data -
PS files rom PDG, full coverage.Glueballs - a page on the current status of glueball candidate
searches.Light Meson Spectroscopy (hep-ph/9811410), 111 pp. - reviews theoretical and
experimental status; discussion of exotic mesons.Heavy hadron spectrum - (hep-ph/9710394), 64pp., by C.Davies, spectroscopy of heavy
hadrons with theoretical insight.. |

Perturbative QCD and different mathematical
methods
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IntroductoryStrong Interaction - intro by EPP; need for color, gluons, their color and
self-interaction, hardonization, deep inelastic scattering, Zweig rule, etc.Online Feynman rules - from a personal collection.QCD in one page.. | Advanced
topicsCORE - COmpendium of RElations (hep-ph/9507456) - 110 pages of formulas useful in theoretical
particle physics including Pauli, Gell-Mann, Dirac matrices calculus, full SM lagrangian
and Feyman rules, kinematics, matrix elements, cross sections and decay rates
etc..QCD at HERA - a brief lecture on recent (Febr. 1998) advancement.Lectures on the Foundations of QCD (hep-ph/9901412), by A.Smilga - 85 paged course which
is highly recommended as your .second textbook in
QCD |

Confinement and Non-perturbative effects
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IntroductoryLecture 1 and
Lecture 2
(hep-ph/9403218 and 04332) - Gribov's lectures on confinement. Very
readable.QCD vacuum, Chiral Phase Transitions and QGP (hep-ph/9503427), 53 pp., by Shuryak - a very
rich and the least technical review of instantons, QCD vacuum, etc..Why is a Nucleon bound? (hep-ph/9603354), 9 pp., by Shuryak - a classical introduction into
QCD vacuum, instanton action and confinement, written in the "for pedestrians"
style. | Advanced
topicsThe Theory of Quark Confinement (hep-ph/9902279), 28 pp., by V.Gribov - a summarizing paper of
Gribov's works on confinement.High density QCD and Instantons - 43 pp., (hep-ph/9904353), by Shuryak et al., provides systematic
treatment of instanton generated non-perturbative effectsQuark confinement and Hadron spctrum - (hep-ph/9904330), 70pp., pedagogical introduction with
many exercises into topics: hardon spectroscopy and quark potential, Wilson loops,
confinement, flux tubes, QCD vacuums modelsNon-perturbative QFT on the lattice - (hep-th/9610132), by T.deGrand, 80pp,. - pedagogical
introduction; emphasis on QCD. |

Quark-gluon plasma and QCD at finite
temperatures
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IntroductoryQuark-Gluon Plasma - from CERN.Relativistic Heavy Ion Course and Quark Gluon plasma - online grad lecture notes from MIT; quite
easy reading. | Advanced
topicsPhysics of thermal QCD (hep-ph/9612347), A. Smilga, 105pp. - deconfinement, quark-gluon
plasma and chiral symmetry restoration.Search for Quark-Gluon Plasma (hep-ph/9602235), 50 pp. - brief theory and an overview of QGP
signatures and experiments.Phase transitions in quantum chromodynamics - (hep-lat/9608098), 156pp., by
H.Meyer-Ortmanns.. |

Lattice QCD
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IntroductoryLattice QCD - one lecture from MIT; organized as slide-show.Introduction to lattice QCD (hep-ph/9807028), 150(!!) pages, by R.Gupta - a huge pedagogical
introduction.. | Advanced
topicsGauge Connection - free lattice QCD
data archive. |

Various problems in strong interactions
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IntroductoryWhat is an axion? - a explanation of the need for axion as a solution of
strong CP problem.. | Advanced
topicsQCD, Strong CO and Axions - (hep-ph/9606475), By R.Peccei - long standing and still unresolved
problem of CP non-violation in strong interactions. |