What is QCD?

  • (noun): A theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus); it assumes that strongly interacting particles (hadrons) are made of quarks and that gluons bind the quarks together.
    Synonyms: quantum chromodynamics

Some articles on qcd:

Nucleon - Models
... The only first-principles approach available is to attempt to solve the equations of QCD numerically, using lattice QCD ... It is expected that a first-principles solution of the equations of QCD will demonstrate a similar duality of quark-pion descriptions ...