Challenges of Hadron Structure

Who: Paul Hoyer (Helsinki & CP³ Origins)
When: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

Hadrons are bound states of quarks and gluons that can be classified as consisting of three quarks (baryons) or a quark and an antiquark (mesons). Their wave functions remain largely unknown even though the elementary quark and gluon interactions are governed by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). I discuss an approach to relativistic bound states based on an expansion in the Planck constant hbar. This allows the derivation of mesons and baryons at the Born level (excluding loop effects), and gives wave functions that have several intriguing properties.


Slides from the talk