QCD, the theory of the strong interactions, involves quarks interacting with non-Abelian gluon fields. This theory has many features that are difficult to impossible to see in conventional diagrammatic perturbation theory. This includes quark confinement, mass generation, and chiral symmetry breaking. This paper is a colloquium level overview of the framework for understanding how these effects come about.
Comments: 18 pages, 10 figures