University of Minnesota
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Thursday, November 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Stan Brodsky, SLAC
Subject: Physics on the Light Front: A Novel Approach to Quark Confinement and QCD Phenomena

I will survey a number of exciting new developments in hadron and nuclear physics which can be derived from the underlying conformal properties of quantum chromodynamics and the application of Dirac's boost-invariant light-front quantization. These include new insights into the origin of the QCD mass scale and the physics of quark confinement, as well as surprising supersymmetric relations between the masses of mesons, baryons, and tetraquarks. I also will discuss a number of novel features of QCD, such as color transparency, hidden color, intrinsic heavy quark phenomena, and factorization-breaking lensing effects.

Faculty Host: Keith Olive

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