This proceedings volume discusses recent developments in the physics of strongly interacting systems, with emphasis on matter under extreme conditions that are possibly encountered in astrophysical phenomena and relativistic heavy-ion collisions.
Fundamental issues - the nuclear anapole moment, V.V. Flambaum and D.W. Murray; dual Ginzburg-Landau theory and quark nuclear physics, H. Toki; QCD at high T and r - QCD phase transition, quark gluon plasma and related phenomena - the QCD phase transition, G.E. Brown et al; lifetime of quasiparticles in the quark-gluon plasma, J.-P. Blaizot; effective field theory, chiral symmetry and chiral perturbation theory - two topics in chiral effective Lagrangians, H. Yamagishi and I. Zahed; baryon masses in large Nc chiral perturbation theory, Y. Oh; nucleon-nucleon interactions in medium, dense matter and relativisitic heavy-ion collision - chiral symmetry, Landau fermi liquid and dense hadronic matter, M. Rho; vector meson propagation in dense matter, B. Friman; hadron structure - new results in vector meson dominance and Rho meson physics, A.G. Williams; non-perturbative structure of the nucleon, A.W. Thomas; strangeness in medium -kaon electroproduction programme at Jefferson Laboratory, W. Kim; strangeness and in-medium effects in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions at SIS energies, B. Hong; astrophysics - rotating accretion flows near a black hole, D. Ryu; the high density equation of state and neutron star observables, C.-H. Lee et al. (Part contents).