- Published on 10 January 2020
The 40th Max Born Symposium – Three Days on Strong Correlations in Dense Matter – was organized jointly by the Institute of Theoretical Physics (University of Wroclaw), the Helmholtz International Centre for FAIR, and the Polish Academy of Science, Wroclaw Branch. It had an interdisciplinary character, addressing the questions related with the phase structure of hot and dense matter determined by strong correlations such as bound states and condensates which are studied in the theory and phenomenological applications to thermonuclear fusion and heavy-ion collision experiments as well as (exo)planets, supernovae explosions, neutron stars, and their mergers.
The main attention was devoted to the formation and dissociation of strong correlations under extreme conditions of temperature, density, and strong fields, with special emphasis on deconfinement and chiral symmetry restoration, in particular also in the context of the conjectured quarkyonic matter hypothesis.
The talks presented during the Symposium were mainly concerned with
- Hot and dense QCD matter theory: phase diagram, non-equilibrium phenomena, and equation of state,
- Hadron and lepton pair production in heavy-ion collisions,
- QCD phases in supernova collapse, compact stars and binary mergers,
- Compact Ultra-Dense Objects (CUDOS),
and covered also other topics.
As guest editors of this EPJ ST issue, we assist the EPJ ST board in compiling this issue and invite authors to submit their original research and short review articles for this collection of articles in nuclear astrophysics. (Further details on the article types accepted for EPJST can be found here).
Manuscripts should be prepared using the latex template of EPJ ST, which can be downloaded here.
Articles should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ ST via the submission system at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjst/home.php by selecting "Correlations in Dense Hadronic Matter" as a special issue not later than 15 March 2020.
We are looking forward to your contributions.