Gauge-invariant operators for charged hadrons

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Gauge-invariant operators for charged hadrons

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 14th March 2018
  • Speaker: Agostino Patella (Swansea University)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, 4305

Event details

I will discuss a procedure to generate states of charged hadrons with or without real photons, in full QCD+QED on the lattice without relying on gauge fixing at any stage of the calculations. This procedure is based on a formulation of QCD+QED in finite volume with C-parity boundary conditions in the spatial directions, which allow to define the charged sector without spoiling locality. Electrically charged states are interpolated with a class of operators, originally suggested by Dirac and built as functionals of the photon field, that are invariant under local gauge transformations.

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