These lectures give an introduction to thermal perturbation theory, hard thermal loops, and their use in a nonperturbative, approximately self-consistent resummation of the thermodynamical potentials of quantum chromodynamics.
- Pub Date:
- November 2001
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 26 pages, 3 figures. Lectures given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute ``QCD perspectives on hot and dense matter'', August 6-18, 2001, in Carg\`ese, Corsica, France