Charged hadrons in finite volume

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Charged hadrons in finite volume

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 28th November 2018
  • Speaker: Martin Hansen (Roma Tor Vergata)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

In this talk I will discuss a gauge invariant strategy for defining charged hadrons in lattice simulations of QCD+QED. In fact, constructing a gauge invariant interpolating operator for a charged state is simple in infinite volume, but when moving to finite volume we first have to circumvent an intrinsic issue with QED known as the zero-mode problem. After this issue is understood, I will present a particular solution that allows for a completely gauge invariant description of QED in finite volume. In the proposed setup, gauge fixing is possible at any stage, but I will argue that one always has to be careful when choosing to calculate observables in fixed gauge. Finally, I will say a few words about the numerical implementation of the proposed setup and then I present some results to prove the numerical viability.

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