QCD and hadronic physics

Research in this area is concerned with understanding strongly interacting
matter in the light of the fundamental theory of quarks and gluons, quantum
chromodynamics (QCD). The strong interaction is responsible for nearly all visible
mass of the universe, and hadronic reactions shape structures that range from nuclei
to stars.

Current research topics address a broad range of problems concerned with the
confinement of quarks and gluons, the origin of the masses of the hadrons, and the
properties of the matter produced in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. A non-exhaustive
list of research topics includes:

1) Dynamics of phase transitions in QCD; equilibrium and nonequlibrium field theory
2) Electroweak properties of hadrons
3) Lattice field theory
4) Models of nonperturbative QCD; effective meson-baryon models
5) Nuclear many-body theories
6) Relativistic heavy-ion physics; quark-gluon plasma
7) Tests and consequences of fundamental symmetries

The research group at the IFT-UNESP comprises:

Adriano A. Natale (IFT-UNESP and UFABC)

Gastão Krein (IFT-UNESP)

Lauro Tomio (IFT-UNESP)

Marcelo Takeshi Yamashita (IFT-UNESP)

Ricardo D. Matheus (IFT-UNESP)

Sandra S. Padula (IFT-UNESP)

The group has close connections with scientists from other institutions in the state of
São Paulo:

Arlene Aguilar (UNICAMP-Campinas)

Attilio Cucchieri (USP-São Carlos)

Fernando S. Navarra (USP-São Paulo)

Frederique Grassi (USP-São Paulo)

Jorge Noronha (USP-São Paulo)

Marina Nielsen (USP-São Paulo)

Tereza Mendes (USP-São Carlos)

Tobias Frederico (ITA-São Jose dos Campos)

Yogiro Hama (USP-São Paulo)