The quark gluon plasma created in high energy nuclear collisions has been found to be strongly coupled. Interesting avenues for theoretical studies of this matter are presented along with implications for heavy ion collisions, for neutron stars, and for cosmology.
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I gratefully acknowledge the advice and suggestions of C. Gale, M. Gyulassy, B. Jacak, D. Kharzeev, L. McLerran, D. Rischke, and E. Shuryak while preparing this talk. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Grant No. DE-FG02-87ER40328.
- Black holes
- Equation of state of dense matter
- High energy nuclear collisions
- Neutron stars
- Quark-gluon plasma