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Open Heavy-Flavor Production in Heavy-Ion Collisions
We review the basic concepts of the transport of heavy-flavor particles in hot and dense QCD matter with applications to high-energy heavy-ion experiments. These encompass the transport of the heavy charm and bottom quarks in the quark-gluon plasma, their hadronization as well as the transport through hot and dense hadronic matter. Special emphasis will be on constraints from lattice-QCD to control the non-perturbative interactions that are critical for realistic comparisons to experiment.