Resonances in coupled-channel scattering from lattice QCD

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Resonances in coupled-channel scattering from lattice QCD

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 17th April 2019
  • Speaker: David Wilson (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

Understanding the excited spectrum of hadrons from first principles remains a challenging prospect. 
The majority of excited hadrons are seen as resonances in the scattering of lighter stable hadrons 
like pions and kaons. Many resonances decay into multiple final states necessitating coupled-channel 
analyses, and recently it has become possible to obtain coupled-channel scattering amplitudes from 
lattice QCD. I will describe the methods used in these calculations, to first compute large correlation
 matrices, that are then used to obtain the energy levels that constrain the infinite volume scattering 
amplitudes. Several recent applications of these methods will be discussed, including the extractions 
of scalar resonances obtained from strongly-coupled coupled-channel scattering amplitudes.

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