W-MEDAL2 CAP Medal Talk - Charles Gale, McGill U. (CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Recipient / Récipiendaire Prix ACP-CRM en physique théorique et mathématique)
- Richard MacKenzie (U. Montréal)
Charles Gale (McGill University)
Plenary Speaker / Conférencier plénier
The phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of the strong interaction) is only poorly known. There is currently a vibrant experimental and theoretical program that concentrate on the study and the characterization of the quark-gluon plasma, a fundamental state of matter that existed a few microseconds after the Big Bang. I will describe the theoretical aspects of this...