Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

"Lattice QCD investigations of quark transverse momentum in hadrons"

Presented by Michael Engelhardt, New Mexico State University

Friday, February 19, 2016, 2:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

An ongoing program of evaluating transverse momentum dependent parton distributions (TMDs) within lattice QCD is reviewed, summarizing recent progress with respect to several challenges faced by such calculations. These lattice calculations are based on a definition of TMDs through hadronic matrix elements of quark bilocal operators containing staple-shaped gauge connections. A parametrization of the matrix elements in terms of invariant amplitudes serves to cast them in the Lorentz frame preferred for a lattice calculation. Results presented include data on the naively T-odd Sivers and Boer-Mulders effects, as well as the transversity and a worm-gear distribution. Correlating quark transverse momentum with impact parameter, one can extract quark orbital angular momentum directly,including both the Ji as well as the Jaffe-Manohar definitions.

Hosted by: Soeren Schlichting

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