Holography inspired stringy hadrons

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Holography inspired stringy hadrons

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 21st September 2016
  • Speaker: Cobi Sonnenschein (Tel Aviv University)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

Event details

Holography inspired stringy hadrons (HISH) is a set of models that describe hadrons: mesons, baryons, glueballs and exotic hadrons as strings in four dimensional flat space-time. The models are based on a “map” from stringy hadrons of curved holographic confining backgrounds. In the first part of the talk I will review the “derivation” of the models. I will start with a brief reminder of the passage from the original AdS/CF T correspondence to the string/gauge duality of certain favored confing holographic models. I will then describe the string configurations in these holographic backgrounds that correspond to Wilson lines, mesons, baryons, glueballs and exotics. Key ingredients of the four dimensional picture of hadrons are the “string end- point mass” and the “baryonic string vertex”. I will determine the classical trajectories of the HISH spectra. I will review the current understanding of the quantization of these hadronic strings. The computation of HISH decay width of hadrons will be described. In the last part of the talk I will sum- marize the comparison of the outcome of the HISH models with the PDG data about mesons and baryons. I will present the values of the tension, masses and intercepts extracted from best fits to hadron spectra and write down certain predictions for higher excited hadrons. I will present attempts to identify glueballs. The decay width of certain hadrons will be compared with the theoretical calculation. I will suggest a window to the landscape of tetra-quarks and other exotic hadrons.

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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