The Tight Knot Spectrum of QCD Flux Tubes

Particle Physics Theory seminar

The Tight Knot Spectrum of QCD Flux Tubes

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 10th October 2012
  • Speaker: Tom Kephart (Vanderbilt University)
  • Location: Lecture Theatre A,

Event details

We model the observed J++ mesonic mass spectrum in terms of energies for tightly knotted and linked chromoelectric QCD flux tubes. The data is fit with a single parameter. We predict one new state at 1210 MeV and a plethora of new states above 1700 MeV.

Event resources

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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