AQCD - Quantum chromodynamics in accelerated frames


Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) predicts that matter formed at early stages of heavy ion collisons is endowed with strong background color fields. We investigate the possibility of the chiral and the confinement-deconfinement phase transitions induced by the acceleration effect coming from the background fields. We also investigate the electromagnetic radiation coming from the acceleration of sea quarks in the background color fields according to the Color Glass Condensate effective theory of QCD.

Project duration 

7/11/2014 - 6/11/2017

Principal investigator

Sanjin Benić (postdoctoral project)


This project is supported by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007-2013) under grant agreement No. 291823, Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND NEWFELPRO Grant No. 48.