Crafting chiral Lagrangians: the MINIBAR approach

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Crafting chiral Lagrangians: the MINIBAR approach

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Title: Crafting chiral Lagrangians: the MINIBAR approach

Abstract: The low-energy dynamics of the strong force are captured by Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT), an effective field theory based on the symmetries of Quantum Chromodynamics. As an effective field theory, it allows for progressively improvable descriptions through the inclusion of higher-order Lagrangians. In this seminar, ChPT will be introduced along with the derivation of the anomalous chiral Lagrangian at next-to-next-to-leading order (p^8). For this purpose, we will present the software MINIBAR: tools to calculate minimal operator bases rapidly with Mathematica. With it, another example of chiral Lagrangian will be explored, this time computing the effective couplings of pseudoscalar mesons to gravity, a step towards extracting their gravitational form factors.

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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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