Understanding confinement in QCD: Elements of a big picture

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I give a brief review of advances in the strong interaction theory. This talk was delivered at the Conference in honor of Murray Gell-Mann's 80th birthday, 24-26 February 2010, Singapore.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4015-4031
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number21
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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I am very grateful to A. Yung with whom I shared the pleasure of working on the issues discussed in this talk. Generous assistance of Andrey Feldshteyn with cartoons is gratefully acknowledged. This write-up was completed during my stay at the Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay, which was made possible due to the support of the Chaires Internacionales de Recherche Blaise Pascal, Fondation de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure. This work is supported in part by the DOE grant DE-FG02-94ER408.


  • Non-Abelian strings
  • Quark confinement
  • Quarks
  • SU(3)


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