University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Elementary Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday, October 14th 2015
Speaker: Jianming Bian, University of Minnesota
Subject: Exotic quark states at BESIII

In the quark model, hadrons are dominantly bound states of quark-antiquark pairs (mesons) or three quarks (baryons), but QCD also allows for hadronic states composed of more quarks bound together. Recently, BESIII, Belle and LHCb have confirmed the existence of four-quark and pentaquark candidates. These new states, along with experimentally observed resonances that do not fit well into the charmonium and bottomonium spectra, present challenges and opportunities for strong interaction theory. In this talk, I will review results on these exotic quark states that have been obtained by the BESIII experiment at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider II (BEPCII).

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