Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

"QCD on a small circle"

Presented by Aleksey Cherman, University of Washington

Friday, September 29, 2017, 2:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Recent developments have shown that QCD-like theories can be engineered to remain in a confined phase when compactified on an arbitrarily small circle, where their features may be studied quantitatively in a controlled fashion. I'll explain how a non-perturbative mass gap and chiral symmetry breaking, which are both historically viewed as prototypical strong coupling effects, appear from systematic weak-coupling calculations. Then I'll describe the rich spectrum of hadronic states, including glueball, meson, and baryon resonances in the calculable small-circle context.

Hosted by: Heikki Mantysaari

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