In a paper recently published in Physical Review Letters, Matin Mojaza (CP3-Origins) together with his collaborators Stanley J. Brodsky from SLAC, Stanford University and Xing-Gang Wu of Chongqing University in China, has taken an important step toward eliminating theoretical ambiguities from the complicated mathematics used to explore the interactions of quarks (the tiniest known bits of matter inside protons and neutrons) and gluons (the enigmatic particles responsible for keeping quarks trapped inside nucleons).
Simplification of these calculations can make easier for other particle theorists to perform them and lead to more accurate predictions for experimental particle physicists to test.
The theory describing those interactions is known as quantum chromodynamics (QCD), and is an important component of the Standard Model, the reigning theory of the interactions of subatomic particles.
You can see the whole story on SLAC’s news page, including a video-interview with Stanley J. Brodsky. slac.stanford.edu.