QCD and strongly coupled gauge theories

N. Brambilla, S. Eidelman, P. Foka, S. Gardner, A. S. Kronfeld, M. G. Alford, R. Alkofer, M. Butenschoen, T. D. Cohen, J. Erdmenger, L. Fabbietti, M. Faber, J. L. Goity, B. Ketzer, H. W. Lin, F. J. Llanes-Estrada, H. B. Meyer, P. Pakhlov, E. Pallante, M. I. Polikarpov, H. Sazdjian, A. Schmitt, W. M. Snow, A. Vairo, R. Vogt, A. Vuorinen, H. Wittig, P. Arnold, P. Christakoglou, P. Di Nezza, Z. Fodor, X. Garcia i Tormo, R. Hoellwieser, M. A. Janik, A. Kalweit, D. Keane, E. Kiritsis, A. Mischke, R. Mizuk, G. Odyniec, K. Papadodimas, A. Pich, R. Pittau, J. -W. Qiu, G. Ricciardi, C. A. Salgado, K. Schwenzer, N. G. Stefanis, G. M. von Hippel, V. I. Zakharov

We highlight the progress, current status, and open challenges of QCD-driven physics, in theory and in experiment. We discuss how the strong interaction is intimately connected to a broad sweep of physical problems, in settings ranging from astrophysics and cosmology to strongly coupled, complex systems in particle and condensed-matter physics, as well as to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. We also discuss how success in describing the strong interaction impacts other fields, and, in turn, how such subjects can impact studies of the strong interaction. In the course of the work we offer a perspective on the many research streams which flow into and out of QCD, as well as a vision for future developments.

Particle Physics
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Technische Universität München, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Technische Universität Graz, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Technische Universität Wien, Universidad Complutense De Madrid, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, University of Helsinki, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Roma, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Forschungszentrum Jülich, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Utrecht University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, State University of New York, Stony Brook, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk State University (NSU), University of Kentucky, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Maryland, College Park, Hampton University, Pacific Northwest Natl Lab, United States Department of Energy (DOE), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environm Mol Sci Lab, University of Washington, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, A.I. Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), University of Groningen, Université Paris XI - Paris-Sud, Indiana University Bloomington, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Davis, University of Virginia, NIKHEF (Nationaal instituut voor subatomaire fysica), Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Universität Bern, Warsaw University of Technology, Kent State University, University of Crete, Université Paris XIII, National Research Nuclear University, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), Universidad de Granada, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Far Eastern Federal University, Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC)
European Physical Journal C
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103034 Particle physics
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