The cosmological QCD transition

When the early Universe had a temperature of about 150 MeV it made a transition from a quark-gluon plasma to a gas of hadrons. The cosmological QCD transition might have observable consequences today:
My habilitation thesis (Frankfurt am Main, February 1999):
The Cosmological QCD Transition (ps-file)

1. Introduction
2. The early universe at the QCD scale
3. A first-order QCD transition
4. Isothermal baryon fluctuations
5. Amplification of inhomogeneities
6. A smooth QCD crossover
7. Conclusions and open questions

A The Friedmann model
B Cosmological perturbations

Dominik J. Schwarz
Last modified: December 3, 1999