[Seminars] HEP Seminar Monday - June 1

Holly Hernandez holly2 at uchicago.edu
Fri May 29 14:31:43 CDT 2015


June 1, 2015
LASR 162
4:15 PM

Ian Cloet (ANL)

Title: “QCD and Hadron Physics: Impacts of Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking”

Abstract: With discovery of the Higgs boson the Standard Model of Particle Physics is now complete. Its formulation and verification are a remarkable and continuing story however the most important piece remains the least understood. Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is that part of the Standard Model which is supposed to describe the bulk of nuclear physics and yet, almost fifty years after the discovery of quarks, we are only just beginning to understand how QCD builds its bound states, e.g. pions, protons and neutrons. Key to unraveling this mystery is an understanding of the impact of confinement and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking, two emergent phenomena with characterize QCD. This presentation will elucidate a range of observable consequences of these phenomena that are accessible at existing or anticipated experimental facilities.

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