Johann Rafelski Lectures and Conferences

Johann Rafelski

Lectures presented in recent years

(lectures of duplicate contents maybe omitted)


  1. Opening lecture at the XIII Polish Workshop on Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions The next round of RHI collision discoveries awaits you January 6, 2018
    lecture in PDF format

  2. Colloquium at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw Something Strange is Flying Around December 15 2017
    lecture in PDF format

  3. Seminar at the Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw Time Evolution of Hot Hagedorn Universe December 15 2017
    lecture in PDF format

  4. Physics Colloquium at EPFL-Lausanne: Relativity Matters: The Acceleration Frontier December 11 2017
    lecture in PDF format

  5. Group Tutorial at Arizona: Hadron Gas, Quark-Gluon Plasma, its Strangeness Signatures in Historical Perspective, and Statistical Hadronization Model
    (86 transparencies) October 20, Nov 3, Nov 17, 2017
    lectures in PDF format

  6. Physics Colloquium at Old Dominion University: Strangeness from quark-gluon plasma September 2017
    lecture in PDF format

  7. Physics Colloquium at New York City College Graduate Center: Evolution of Matter in the Universe from quark-gluon plasma era to the present September 2017
    lecture in PDF format

  8. Third Andean School on Nuclear Physics: QCD, QGP, HI Collisions at Uni Andes, Bogota, Colombia July 26,27,28, 2017
    Three lectures on Strangness Signatures of Quark-Gluon Plasma
    lectures in PDF format

  9. Third Andean School on Nuclear Physics: QCD, QGP, HI Collisions at Uni Andes, Bogota, Colombia July 25, 2017
    Introduction talk: All About the Quantum Vacuum
    lecture in PDF format

  10. Physics Colloquium, Uni Andes, Bogota, Colombia July 24, 2017
    Relativity Matters: The Acceleration Frontier
    lecture in PDF format

  11. FIAS International Symposium on Discoveries at the Frontiers of Science, June 26-30, 2017
    Die Erste Stunde
    lecture in PDF format
    In Memory of Walter Greiner

  12. Nuclear Science Colloquium Series, University Frankfurt, December 15, 2016
    Critical Fields=Critical Acceleration = Particle Production
    lecture in PDF format
    In Memory of Joachim Reinhardt

  13. Lecture at Symposium on "Relativistic Optics and Nuclear Photonics", Warsaw November 7, 2016
    Fundamental Physics Acceleration Frontier
    lecture in PDF format

  14. Lecture at "XII Polish Workshop on RHIC - From Instabilities to Fluctuations" Kielce, November 4-6 2016
    Decelerating Partons: Accelerating Science with SM
    lecture in PDF format
    Honoring Stanislaw Mrowczynski on his 60th birthday

  15. Lecture at "Exploring the QCD Phase Diagram through Energy Scans" (INT-16-3) Seattle October 13, 2016
    Exploring the QCD Phase Diagram with Strangeness
    lecture in PDF format

  16. Colloquium George Washington University, Washington DC; September 22, 2016
    QGP in the Universe and in the Laboratory
    lecture in PDF format

  17. Krakow Workshop July 25,2016
    Charting the future frontier(s) of particle production
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Honoring Andrzej Bialas on his 80th birthday

  18. CERN, June 10, 2016
    To Guido Altarelli
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Short remarks Memory of Guido Altarelli

  19. CUDOs in Prague June 6, 2016
    Something STRANGE is flying around
    lecture presented in PDF format

  20. CPOD Wroclaw personal reminiscences Marek G June 2, 2016
    My adventures in MAREK-LAND
    lecture presented in PDF format
    After dinner: to Marek Gazdzicki on his 60th birthday

  21. CPOD Wroclaw, June 2, 2016
    The Mar(e)k of QGP: Strangeness and Entropy
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Honoring Marek Gazdzicki on his 60th birthday

  22. Seattle, Washington University/ITP, May 11, 2016
    QGP in the Universe and in the Laboratory
    lecture presented in PDF format

  23. ELI-BL/Institute of Physics Prague Colloquium March 2016
    The electron and its mass
    lecture presented in PDF format

  24. Vienna AdW/SMI Colloquium December 4, 2015
    QGP in the Universe and in the Laboratory
    lecture presented in PDF format

  25. Frankfurt FIAS Seminar December 2015
    QGP in the Universe and in the Laboratory
    lecture presented in PDF format

  26. Makutsi Personal Walter Greiner Reminiscences November 2015
    Physics of Strong Fields Reminiscences
    lecture presented in PDF format
    After Dinner for Walter Greiner on his 80th birthday

  27. Makutsi for Walter Greiner November 26, 2015
    Physics of Strong Fields: Foundations and Applications
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Honoring Walter Greiner on his 80th birthday

  28. Introduction Hagedorn Workshop CERN November 13, 2015
    Hagedorn Temperature and Rolf Hagedorn
    lecture presented in PDF format
    In memory of Rolf Hagedorn

  29. University CA, Irvine HEP Seminar October 9, 2015
    Near Beginning of Time . . . There Was QGP
    lecture presented in PDF format

  30. University Kansas Colloquium September 21, 2015
    Near Beginning of Time . . . There Was QGP
    lecture presented in PDF format

  31. Crete ICNPF2015 Conference Hagedorn Session August 26, 2015
    Time Evolution of the Hot Hagedorn Universe
    lecture presented in PDF format

  32. Crete ICNPF2015 Conference Intro Hagedorn Session August 26, 2015
    About Rolf Hagedorn and Hagedorn Gas
    lecture presented in PDF format

  33. NA61 Collaboration meeting May 2015
    Quark-Gluon Plasma as a Possible Source of Dark Radiation
    lecture presented in PDF format

  34. Budapest KFKI/Wigner Institute Wigner Colloquium June 2, 2015
    Boiling Quarks, Melting Hadrons
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Wigner Colloquium

  35. St Louis JW ClarkFest April 27, 2015
    New Insights into the Time Evolution of the Universe
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Honoring John Clark on his 80th birthday

  36. UCLA, January 23, 2015, QCD Workshop
    Quark-Gluon Plasma as Possible Source of Dark Radiation
    lecture presented in PDF format

  37. Notre Dame, April 30, 2014, Colloquium
    Traveling through the Universe: Back in Time to QGP Era
    lecture presented in PDF format

  38. Planetary Science Institute, April 11, 2014, Comet Seminar
    Compact Ulatra Dense Objects
    lecture presented in PDF format

  39. To Ludwik Turko Personal Reminiscences February 16, 2014
    Yellow Submarine
    lecture presented in PDF format
    After dinner to Ludwik Turko on his 80th birthday

  40. Wroclaw February 16,2014 Workshop
    QCD PHASES STUDIED BY MEANS OF HADRON PRODUCTION
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Honoring Ludwik Turko on his 80th birthday

  41. BNL Colloquium January, 21 2014
    Near the beginning. . . there was Quark-Gluon Plasma
    lecture presented in PDF format

  42. CERN, March 20, 2014, Heavy Ion Forum
    Reconsideration of Statistical Hadronization in Light of LHC Results
    lecture presented in PDF format

  43. Prague, January 2014 Physics Colloquium Lecture
    Critical Acceleration
    lecture presented in PDF format

  44. Kyoto, Japan December 2013 Lecture at QCD Symposium
    Universality of Hadronization Conditions
    lecture presented in PDF format

  45. CERN: November 2012 Lecture at SpacePart2012 Conference
    Connecting QGP-RHI Physics to the Early Universe
    lecture presented in PDF format

  46. Montreal, Canada, June 2012 Symposium
    CUDOs for Joe (Compact Ultra Dense Objects)
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Honoring Joseph Kapusta on his 60th birthday

  47. Taipei, Taiwan: February 2012 at Symposium: Towards Ultimate Understanding of the Universe
    Critical Acceleration
    lecture presented in PDF format

  48. Columbia University, New York: October 2011
    Strangeness and Universality of QGP Hadronization
    lecture presented in PDF format

  49. Krakow, September 22, 2011, SQM 2011 Invited Lecture
    Strangeness Production and Quark Gluon Plasma Properties
    lecture presented in PDF format
    In response to my 60th birthday celebration

  50. CERN: Alice Summer Students August 2011
    Strangeness as a signature of quark-gluon plasma
    lecture presented in PDF format

  51. Sommerfeld Theory Center LMU Colloquium May 2011
    Critical Acceleration
    lecture presented in PDF format

  52. Lecture at Washington University September 2010
    Strangeness as a Signature of Quark-Gluon Plasma
    lecture presented in PDF format

  53. Lecture at 50th School of Theoretical Physics, Zakopane, June 2010
    Renaissance of Strong Field Physics
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Published in Acta Physica Polonica B
    Title: Strong Field Physics: Probing Critical Acceleration and Inertia with Laser Pulses and Quark-Gluon Plasma

  54. Fundamental Physics Probed by High Intensity Pulsed Lasers
    Download lecture presented in PDF format
    Published in AIP Proceedings of October 2009 LEI Brasov Conference
    Title: Horizons of Strong Field Physics

  55. June 2009 Lecture at l'Institut Astrophysique de Paris
    Challenges of Vacuum Structure in Cosmology
    Download lecture presented in PDF format
    write up Quantum Vacuum Structure and Cosmology
    in Tenth Workshop on Non-Perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, June 8-12, 2009


  56. March 2009 Colloquium at Ecole Polytechnique (download poster)
    Vacuum, the primordial imponderable matter
    Download lecture presented in PDF format

  57. December 2008 Physics Colloquium National Taiwan University on
    Quark-Gluon Plasma in Laboratory and in the Universe
    Download lecture presented in PDF format

  58. August 2008 Colloquium Physics Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory on
    Fundamental Physics with Strong Laser Fields
    Download lecture presented in PDF format

Earlier Conference Snapshot's (external links may not work anymore in some cases)
Participant/lecturer and/or organization of these conferences (partial list)

  1. International Symposium on Heavy Ion Physics, ISHIP 2006
    April 3-6, 2006 ; at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Campus Riedberg of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
    lecture presented in PDF format

  2. Strangeness in Quark Matter 2006
    March 25-31, 2006 ; UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
    JPG pictures from the meeting(s)

  3. ALICE meeting at CERN
    March 13-17, 2006;
    CERN Heavy Ion Forum
    "Strangeness and QGP" Heavy Ion Forum lecture presented in PDF format

    Physics Working Group 3: Heavy Flavour and Quarkonia
    "Heavy Flavor Hadrons in Statistical Hadronization of Strangeness-rich QGP" presentation in PDF format


  4. Can We Discover the QCD Critical Point at RHIC?
    March 9-10, 2006; Brookhaven National Laboratory
    "Strangeness and Phase Changes in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions", lecture presented in PDF format
    short version for `proceedings' in PDF format

  5. Strangeness in Collisions
    February 16-17, 2006; Brookhaven National Laboratory
    lecture presented in PDF format

  6. Heavy Flavor Productions & Hot/Dense Quark Matter
    December 12-14, 2005; Brookhaven National Laboratory Large Seminar Room, Physics Building 510
    lecture presented in PDF format

  7. Physics of Hadronic Interactions at LHC with Nucleons and Nuclei and Phase Transition Physics
    December 4-10, 2005; ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE, ERICE (Sicily), Italy
    lecture presented in PDF format

  8. Workshop on QUARK-GLUON-PLASMA THERMALIZATION
    10 - 12 August 2005; TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
    lecture presented in PDF format

  9. XXXV International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics 2005
    9 - 15 August 2005; Kromeriz, Czech Republik
    Co-organized session on "Heavy Flavors and Identified Particles"

  10. Workshop on Light-Cone QCD and Nonperturbative Hadron Physics 2005 (LC2005)
    July 7-15, 2005 ; Cairns, Australia
    lecture presented in PDF format

  11. 2005 APS April Meeting
    April 16--19, 2005; Tampa, FL
    lecture presented in PDF format

  12. 5th International Conference on Physics and Astrophysics of Quark Gluon Plasma
    February 8 - 12, 2005; Salt Lake City, Kolkata, India
    lecture presented in PDF format

    Satellite meeting: "Contemporary Issues In Nuclear and Particle Physics" (CINPP-2005) conference
    February 4--7, 2005; Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
    lecture presented in PDF format

    (Listing of) JPG pictures from the meeting(s)

  13. Future of Nuclear Collisions at high Energy
    October 14-18, 2004; Kielce, Poland,
    lecture presented in PDF format

  14. Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum
    September 21-25, 2004, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    lecture presented in PDF format
    (Listing of) JPG pictures from the meeting

  15. QCD and RHIC Physics: China Center for Advanced Science and Technology Summer School
    August 9-14, 2004, CCAST, Beijing, China
    lecture transparencies in PDF format
    also of interst:
    (Listing of) JPG pictures from the meeting, note all pictures archived in CCAST04JRPics.tar
    lecture presented at Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Aug. 19, 2004
    lecture presented at the Fudan University, Shanghai Aug 20, 2004

  16. Lectures at BERGEN Heavy Ion - QGP School
    June 11-21, 2004, University Bergen, Norway
    Aside of the above introductory colloqium material, presentations are based on the book:
    Hadrons and Quark-Gluon Plasma by J. Letessier and J. Rafelski
    (to browse the entire text you cannot use linux before Septemebr 2004, as there is no appropriate plug-in available as yet)

  17. HADRON/RANP 2004: a joint meeting on QCD and QGP
    March 28 - April 3, 2004, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro

  18. CERN HAGEDORN MEMORIAL MEETING
    28 November 2003, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
    lecture presented in PDF format
    Pictures of interst

  19. 2003 Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics
    30 October - 1 November , 2003, Tucson, AZ, USA

  20. Second Warsaw Meeting on Particle Correlations and Resonances in Heavy Ion Collisions,
    15-18 October 2003, Warsaw, Poland

  21. 2nd International Workshop on the Future Accelerator Facility for Beams of Ions and Antiprotons
    14-17 October, 2003, at GSI Darmstadt, Germany

  22. Fundamental Interactions: Cracow School of Theoretical Physics, XLIII Course
    30. May, 2003. - 8.June 2003, Zakopane, Poland

  23. Strangeness 2003
    12-17 March, 2003; Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, USA
    Lecture Transparencies (pdf 1.3 Mb)
    Hagedorn Memorial Lecture Transparencies (pdf 0.35 Mb)

  24. Foundations of Quark-Gluon Plasma: 39 Karpacz Winter School
    2-12 February 2003, Ladek Zdroj, Poland
    Lecture Transparencies (postscript 9.5 Mb)
    Lecture Transparencies (gzip postscript 3.2 Mb)
    Lecture Transparencies (pdf 5 Mb)
    Bonus Lecture (Universe) Transparencies (postscript 0.5Mb)
    Bonus Lecture (Universe) Transparencies (gzip postscript 0.15Mb)
    Bonus Lecture (Universe) Transparencies (pdf 0.4Mb)
    Listing of JPG pictures from the meeting

  25. Nuclear and Particle Physics Summer School 2003
    20-24 January 24, 2003; Victor Harbor, South Australia
    Lecture Transparencies (postscript 20.4 Mb)
    Lecture Transparencies (gzip postscript, 6.6Mb)

  26. Quark confinement and the hadron spectrum
    10-14 September 2002; Gargnano, Garda Lake, Italy
    Proceedings contribution (postscript)
    Proceedings contribution (gzip postscript)
    Pictures from conference

  27. DICE2002
    2-6 September, 2002; Piombino (Tuscany), Italy

  28. Quark Matter 2002
    18-24 July 2002; Nantes, France
    Proceedings contribution

  29. New States of Matter in Hadronic Interactions
    PanAmerican Study Intstitute, January 7-18, 2002, Campos do Jord�, S� Paulo, Brazil
    Proceedings Volume (AIP631)
    Proceedings contribution
    Proceedings contribution
    CERN-Courier report

  30. Strangeness 2001
    Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, 2001; Frankfurt, Germany
    Proceedings contribution
    Proceedings contribution
    Proceedings contribution

  31. Physics of QGP
    September 4-7, 2001, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France,

  32. STATISTICAL QCD
    International Conference on STATISTICAL QCD August 26 - 30, 2001,
    Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) Bielefeld University, Germany
    Proceedings contribution

  33. Sixth Workshop on Non-Perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics
    5-9 June 2001 American University of Paris
    Proceedings contribution

  34. QCD and Hadronic interactions
    Rencontres de Moriond, March 17-24, 2001, Les Arcs, France
    Transparencies of presentations
    Proceedings contribution

  35. Quark Matter 2001
    January 14-20, 2001, SUNY-Stony Brook, NY, USA
    Proceedings contribution

  36. Relativistic Aspects of Nuclear Physics
    October 17-20, 2000, Caraguatatuba, S� Paulo, Brazil
    Proceedings contribution

  37. QED 2000:
    Frontier Tests of Quantum Electrodynamics and the Physics of the Vacuum; October 5th - October 11th 2000, Trieste, Italy

  38. Fundamental Issues in Elementary Matter
    25 - 29 September 2000 Symposium in Honor and Memory of Michael Danos, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
    Proceedings contribution

  39. Strangeness 2000
    July 20-25, 2000; Berkeley, CA , USA
    Proceedings Link (restricted access:) JPG27 (3) March 2001

  40. Quantum Chromodynamics,January 3-7, 2000, Villefranche, France
    Proceedings contribution (postscript)
    Proceedings contribution (gzip postscript)

  41. Strong Interactions at Low and High Energy
    39th Cracow School of Theoretical Physics, May 29 -June 8, 1999 - Zakopane, Poland
    Proceedings contribution
    Proceedings contribution

  42. Quark Matter, Torino May 1999

  43. Relativistic HI Minisymposium at the APS-Centennial Atlanta, March 1999
    Proceedings contribution

  44. Advances in Nuclear Dynamics, Park City, January 1999
    See proceedings contribution

  45. 4th Workshop on Quantum Chromodynamics, Paris, June 1998
    See proceedings contribution
    See proceedings contribution
    See proceedings contribution

  46. Tests of QED and the Physics of the Vacuum, June 1998
    See proceedings contribution

  47. Strangeness in Quark Matter Padova July 98
    See proceedings contribution
    See proceedings contribution

  48. Relativistic Aspects of Nucelar Physics Rio de Janeiro, August 1997
    See proceedings contribution


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