Mr George Prokhorov (JINR) Prof. Oleg Teryaev (JINR)
The relation of polarization in heavy-ion collisions to axial anomaly is systematically explored. The qualitative description of and quantitative comparison with experimental data is discussed. The comparison to thermodynamocal approach to polarization is performed. The quark and hadronic degrees of freedom and duality between them are discussed. The role od mass effects, dissipation and instabilities is stressed.