Chiral Effective Field Theory Beyond the Power-Counting Regime

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Chiral Effective Field Theory Beyond the Power-Counting Regime

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 29th June 2011
  • Speaker: Jonathan Hall (The University of Adelaide)
  • Location: Lecture Theatre C,

Event details

Novel techniques are presented, which identify the power-counting regime (PCR) of chiral effective field theory, and allow the use of lattice QCD results that extend outside the PCR. By analyzing the renormalization of low-energy coefficients of the chiral expansion of the nucleon mass, the existence of an optimal regularization scale is realized. The techniques developed for the nucleon mass renormalization are then applied to a test case: performing a chiral extrapolation without prior phenomenological bias. The robustness of the procedure for obtaining an optimal regularization scale and performing a reliable chiral extrapolation is confirmed. The procedure developed is then applied to the magnetic moment and the electric charge radius of the nucleon. The consistency of the results for the value of the optimal regularization scale provides strong evidence for the existence of an intrinsic energy scale in the nucleon-pion interaction.

The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..

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