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The Physics of Hadrons. Published collaborations in 2010/2011. Adnan BASHIR (U Michoacan ); Stan BRODSKY (SLAC); Lei CHANG (ANL & PKU) ; Huan CHEN (BIHEP) ; Ian CLOËT (UW) ; Bruno EL-BENNICH (Sao Paulo) ; Xiomara GUTIERREZ-GUERRERO (U Michoacan ) ; Roy HOLT (ANL);

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Craig roberts physics division www phy anl gov theory staff cdr html

The Physics of Hadrons

Published collaborations in 2010/2011

Adnan BASHIR (U Michoacan);

Stan BRODSKY (SLAC);

Lei CHANG (ANL & PKU);

Huan CHEN (BIHEP);

Ian CLOËT (UW);

Bruno EL-BENNICH (Sao Paulo);

Xiomara GUTIERREZ-GUERRERO (U Michoacan);

Roy HOLT (ANL);

Mikhail IVANOV (Dubna);

Yu-xin LIU (PKU);

Trang NGUYEN (KSU);

Si-xue QIN (PKU);

Hannes ROBERTS (ANL, FZJ, UBerkeley);

Robert SHROCK (Stony Brook);

Peter TANDY (KSU);

David WILSON (ANL)

Students

Early-career

scientists

Craig Roberts

Physics Division

www.phy.anl.gov/theory/staff/cdr.html


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Standard Model of Particle Physics

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Standard model history a part

Standard Model- History (a part)

  • With the advent of cosmic ray science and particle accelerators, numerous additional particles were discovered:

    • muon (1937), pion (1947), kaon (1947), Roper resonance (1963), …

  • By the mid-1960s, it was apparent that not all the particles could be fundamental.

    • A new paradigm was necessary.

  • Gell-Mann's and Zweig's constituent-quark theory (1964) was a critical step forward.

    • Gell-Mann, Nobel Prize 1969: "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions".

  • Over the more than forty intervening years, the theory now called the Standard Model of Particle Physics has passed almost all tests.

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In the early 20th Century, the only matter particles known to exist were the proton, neutron, and electron.


Standard model the heavy piece

Standard Model- The Heavy Piece

  • Politzer, Gross and Wilczek – 1973-1974

  • Perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics – QCD

    • Nobel Prize (2004):

    • "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction".

  • NB.

    • Worth noting that the character of 96% of the matter in the Universe is completely unknown

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    • Strong interaction

      • Existence and composition of the vast bulk of visible matter in the Universe:

        • proton, neutron

        • the forces that form and bind them to form nuclei

        • responsible for more than 98% of the visible matter in the Universe


    Simple picture proton

    Simple picture- Proton

    Three quantum-mechanical constituent-quarks interacting via a potential, derived from one constituent-gluon exchange

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    Simple picture pion

    Simple picture- Pion

    Two quantum-mechanical constituent-quarks - particle+antiparticle -interacting via a potential, derived from one constituent-gluon exchange

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    Top open questions in physics

    Top Open Questions in Physics

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    Excerpts from the top 10 or top 24 or

    Excerpts from the top-10, or top-24, or …

    Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, Adam G. Riess, Nobel Prize 2011: for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae.

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    • What is dark energy?

      • 1998: A group of scientists had recorded several dozen supernovae, including some so distant that their light had started to travel toward Earth when the universe was only a fraction of its present age.

      • Contrary to their expectation, the scientists found that the expansion of the universe is not slowing, but accelerating.


    Excerpts from the top 10 or top 24 or1

    Excerpts from the top-10, or top-24, or …

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    • Can we quantitatively understand quark and gluon confinement in quantum chromodynamics and the existence of a mass gap?

      • Quantum chromodynamics, or QCD, is the theory describing the strong nuclear force.

      • Carried by gluons, it binds quarks into particles like protons and neutrons.

      • Apparently, the tiny subparticles are permanently confined: one can't pull a quark or a gluon from a proton because the strong force gets stronger with distance and snaps them right back inside.


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    Quantum Chromodynamics

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    Cf quantum electrodynamics

    cf.Quantum Electrodynamics

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    QED is the archetypal gauge field theory

    Perturbatively simple

    but nonperturbatively undefined

    Chracteristic feature:

    Light-by-light scattering; i.e.,

    photon-photon interaction – leading-order contribution takes

    place at order α4. Extremely small probability because α4 ≈10-9 !


    What is q c d

    What is QCD?

    • Relativistic Quantum Gauge Field Theory:

    • Interactions mediated by vector boson exchange

    • Vector bosons are perturbatively-massless

    • Similar interaction in QED

    • Special feature of QCD – gluon self-interactions

    3-gluon vertex

    4-gluon vertex

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    What is q c d1

    What is QCD?

    3-gluon vertex

    4-gluon vertex

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    • Novel feature of QCD

      • Tree-level interactions between gauge-bosons

      • O(αs) cross-section cf. O(αem4) in QED

    • One might guess that this

      is going to have a big impact

    • Elucidating part of that impact is the origin

      of the 2004 Nobel Prize to Politzer,

      and Gross & Wilczek


    Running couplings

    Running couplings

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    • Quantum gauge-field theories are all typified by the feature that Nothing is Constant

    • Distribution of charge and mass, the number of particles, etc., indeed, all the things that quantum mechanics holds fixed, depend upon the wavelength of the tool being used to measure them

      • particle number is not conserved in quantum field theory

    • Couplings and masses are renormalised via processes involving virtual-particles. Such effects make these quantities depend on the energy scale at which one observes them


    Qed cf q c d

    QED cf. QCD?

    5 x10-5

    Add 3-gluon self-interaction

    gluon

    antiscreening

    fermion

    screening

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    • 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics : Gross, Politzer and Wilczek


    What is q c d2

    What is QCD?

    0.5

    0.4

    0.3

    αs(r)

    0.2

    0.1

    0.002fm

    0.02fm

    0.2fm

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    This momentum-dependent coupling

    translates into a coupling that

    depends strongly on separation.

    Namely, the interaction between quarks, between gluons, and between quarks and gluons grows rapidly with separation

    Coupling is hugeat separations r = 0.2fm ≈ ⅟₄ rproton


    Confinement in q c d

    0.5

    Confinement in QCD

    0.4

    0.3

    αs(r)

    0.2

    0.1

    0.002fm

    0.02fm

    0.2fm

    • The Confinement Hypothesis:

      • Colour-charged particles cannot be isolated and therefore cannot be directly observed. They clump together in colour-neutral bound-states

    • This is hitherto an empirical fact.

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    • A peculiar circumstance; viz., an interaction that becomes stronger as the participants try to separate

    • If coupling grows so strongly with separation, then

      • perhaps it is unbounded?

      • perhaps it would require an infinite amount of energy in order to extract a quark or gluon from the interior of a hadron?


    Confinement

    Millennium prize of $1,000,000 for proving that SUc(3) gauge theory is mathematically well-defined, which will necessarily prove or disprove the confinement conjecture, but in the absence of dynamical quarks

    Confinement?

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    Strong interaction q c d

    Strong-interaction: QCD

    • Nature’sonly example of truly nonperturbative,

    • fundamental theory

    • A-priori, no idea as to what such a theory

    • can produce

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    • Asymptotically free

      • Perturbation theory is valid and accurate tool at large-Q2

      • Hence chiral limit (massless theory) is defined

    • Essentiallynonperturbative

      for Q2 < 2 GeV2


    The problem with q c d

    • Perhaps?!

    • What we know unambiguously …

    • Is that we know too little!

    The Problem with QCD

    What is the interaction throughout more than 98% of the proton’s volume?

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    Hadron physics

    The study of nonperturbative QCD is the puriew of …

    Hadron Physics

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    Hadrons

    Hadron: Any of a class of subatomic particles that are composed of quarks and/or gluons and take part in the strong interaction. 

    Examples: proton, neutron, & pion.

    International Scientific Vocabulary:

    hadr- thick, heavy (from Greek hadros thick) + 2on

    First Known Use: 1962

    Baryon: hadron with half-integer-spin

    Meson: hadron with integer-spin

    Hadrons

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    Nuclear science advisory council 2007 long range plan

    Nuclear Science Advisory Council 2007 – Long Range Plan

    • Internationally, this is an approximately $1-billion/year effort in experiment and theory, with approximately $375-million/year in the USA.

      • Roughly 90% of these funds are spent on experiment

      • $1-billion/year is the order of the operating budget of CERN

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    “A central goal of (the DOE Office of ) Nuclear Physics is to understand the structure and properties of protons and neutrons, and ultimately atomic nuclei, in terms of the quarks and gluons of QCD.”


    Facilities

    Facilities

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    Facilities q c d machines

    FacilitiesQCD Machines

    A three dimensional view of the calculated particle paths resulting from collisions occurring within RHIC's STAR detector

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    • USA

      • Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility,

        Newport News, Virginia

        Nature of cold hadronic matter

        Upgrade underway

        Construction cost $310-million

        New generation experiments in 2016

      • Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, Brookhaven National Laboratory,

        Long Island, New York

        Strong phase transition, 10μs after Big Bang


    Hadron theory

    proton

    pion

    The structure of matter

    Hadron Theory

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    Nature s strong messenger pion

    Nature’s strong messenger – Pion

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    • 1947 – Pion discovered by Cecil Frank Powell

      The beginning of Particle Physics

    • Then came

      • Disentanglement of confusion

        between (1937) muon and pion – similar masses

      • Discovery of particles with “strangeness” (e.g., kaon1947-1953)

    • Subsequently, a complete spectrum of mesons and baryons

      with mass below ≈1 GeV

      • 28 states

    • Became clear that

      pion is “too light”

      - hadrons supposed to be heavy, yet …


    Simple picture pion1

    Simple picture- Pion

    • Gell-Mann and Ne’eman:

      • Eightfold way(1961) – a picture based

      • on group theory: SU(3)

      • Subsequently, quark model –

      • where the u-, d-, s-quarks

      • became the basis vectors in the

      • fundamental representation

      • of SU(3)

    • Pion =

    • Two quantum-mechanical constituent-quarks - particle+antiparticle -

    • interacting via a potential

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    Some of the light mesons

    Some of the Light Mesons

    IG(JPC)

    140 MeV

    780 MeV

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    Modern miracles in hadron physics

    Modern Miraclesin Hadron Physics

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    • proton = three constituent quarks

      • Mproton ≈ 1GeV

      • Therefore guess Mconstituent−quark ≈ ⅓ × GeV ≈ 350MeV

    • pion = constituent quark + constituent antiquark

      • Guess Mpion ≈ ⅔ × Mproton≈ 700MeV

    • WRONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mpion = 140MeV

      • Rho-meson

        • Also constituent quark + constituent antiquark

          – just pion with spin of one constituent flipped

        • Mrho ≈ 770MeV ≈ 2 × Mconstituent−quark

          What is “wrong” with the pion?


    Dichotomy of the pion

    Dichotomy of the pion

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    • How does one make an almost massless particle from two massive constituent-quarks?

    • Naturally, one could always tune a potential in quantum mechanics so that the ground-state is massless

      – but some are still making this mistake

    • However:

      current-algebra (1968)

    • This is impossible in quantum mechanics, for which one always finds:


    Dichotomy of the pion goldstone mode and bound state

    Dichotomy of the pionGoldstone mode and bound-state

    HIGHLY NONTRIVIAL

    Impossible in quantum mechanics

    Only possible in asymptotically-free gauge theories

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    • The correct understanding of pion observables; e.g. mass, decay constant and form factors, requires an approach to contain a

      • well-defined and validchiral limit;

      • and an accurate realisation of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking.


    Chiral symmetry

    Chiral Symmetry

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    • Interacting gauge theories, in which it makes sense to speak of massless fermions, have a nonperturbativechiral symmetry

    • It is realised in the theory’s spectrum via the appearance of degenerate parity partners

    • Perturbative QCD: u- & d- quarks are very light

      mu /md≈ 0.5 & md≈ 4MeV

      H. Leutwyler, 0911.1416 [hep-ph]

    • However, splitting between parity partners is greater-than 100-times this mass-scale; e.g.,


    Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking

    Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking

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    • Something is happening in QCD

      • some inherent dynamical effect is dramatically changing the pattern by which the Lagrangian’schiral symmetry is expressed

    • Qualitatively different from

      spontaneous symmetry breaking

      aka the Higgs mechanism

      • Nothing is added to the theory

      • Have only fermions & gauge-bosons

        Yet, the mass-operator

        generated by the theory

        produces a spectrum

        with no sign of chiral symmetry


    Q c d s challenges

    QCD’s Challenges

    Understand emergent phenomena

    • Quark and Gluon Confinement

      • No matter how hard one strikes the proton,

      • one cannot liberate an individual quark or gluon

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    • Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking

      Very unnatural pattern of bound state masses;

      e.g., Lagrangian (pQCD) quark mass is small but

      . . . no degeneracy between JP=+ and JP=− (parity partners)

    • Neither of these phenomena is apparent in QCD’s LagrangianYetthey are the dominant determiningcharacteristics of

      real-world QCD.

    • QCD

      – Complex behaviour arises from apparently simple rules.


    Hadron physics1

    Hadron Physics

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    Nucleon two key hadrons proton and neutron

    Nucleon … Two Key HadronsProton and Neutron

    Friedman, Kendall, Taylor, Nobel Prize (1990): "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics"

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    • Fermions – two static properties:

      proton electric charge = +1; and magnetic moment, μp

    • Magnetic Moment discovered by Otto Stern and collaborators in 1933; Stern awarded Nobel Prize (1943): "for his contribution to the development of the molecular ray method and his discovery of the magnetic moment of the proton".

    • Dirac (1928) – pointlikefermion:

    • Stern (1933) –

    • Big Hint that Proton is not a point particle

      • Proton has constituents

      • These are Quarks and Gluons

    • Quark discovery via e-p-scattering at SLAC in 1968

      • the elementary quanta of QCD


    Nucleon structure probed in scattering experiments

    Nucleon StructureProbed in scattering experiments

    Structurelessfermion, or simply structured fermion, F1=1 & F2=0, so that GE=GM and hence distribution of charge and magnetisation within this fermion are identical

    F1 = Dirac form factor

    F2 = Pauli form factor

    GM = Sachs Magntic form factor

    If a nonrelativistic limit exists, this relates to the magnetisation density

    GE = Sachs Electric form factor

    If a nonrelativistic limit exists, this relates to the charge density

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    Electron is a good probe because it is structureless

    Electron’s relativistic current is

    Proton’s electromagnetic current


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    Which is correct?

    How is the difference to be explained?

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    • Data before 1999

      • Looks like the structure of the proton is simple

    • The properties of JLab (high luminosity) enabled a new technique to be employed.

    • First data released in 1999 and paint a VERY DIFFERENT PICTURE


    We were all agog

    We were all agog

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    Nuclear science advisory council 2007 long range plan1

    Nuclear Science Advisory Council 2007 – Long Range Plan

    “A central goal of (the DOE Office of ) Nuclear Physics is to understand the structure and properties of protons and neutrons, and ultimately atomic nuclei, in terms of the quarks and gluons of QCD.”

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    • So, what’re the holdups?

      They are legion …

      • Confinement

      • Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking

      • A fundamental theory of unprecedented complexity

    • QCD defines the difference between nuclear and particle physicists:

      • Nuclear physicists try to solve this theory

      • Particle physicists run away to a place where tree-level computations are all that’re necessary

        – perturbation theory, the last refuge of a scoundrel


    Understanding nsac s long range plan

    Understanding NSAC’sLong Range Plan

    • What are the quarks and gluons of QCD?

    • Is there such a thing as a constituent quark, a constituent-gluon?

    • After all, these are the concepts for which Gell-Mann won the Nobel Prize.

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    • Do they – can they – correspond to well-defined quasi-particle degrees-of-freedom?

    • If not, with what should they be replaced?

      What is the meaning of the NSAC Challenge?


    What is the meaning of all this

    What is themeaning of all this?

    Suppose QCD behaved reasonably →mπ=mρ, then repulsive and attractive forces in the Nucleon-Nucleon potential have the SAME range and there is NO intermediate range attraction.

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    Under these circumstances:

    • Can 12C be produced, can it be stable?

    • Is the deuteron stable; can Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis occur?

      (Many more existential questions …)

      Probably not … but it wouldn’t matter because we wouldn’t be around to worry about it.


    Why don t we just stop talking and solve the problem

    Why don’t we just stop talking and solve the problem?

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    Just get on with it

    Just get on with it!

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    • But … QCD’s emergent phenomena can’t be studied using perturbation theory

      • So what? Same is true of bound-state problems in quantum mechanics!

    • Differences:

      • Here relativistic effects are crucial – virtual particles

        Quintessence of Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

      • Interaction between quarks – the Interquark Potential –

        Unknown throughout > 98% of the pion’s/proton’s volume!

    • Understanding requires ab initio nonperturbative solution of fully-fledged interacting relativistic quantum field theory, something which Mathematics and Theoretical Physics are a long way from achieving.


    How can we tackle the sm s strongly interacting piece

    How can we tackle the SM’sStrongly-interacting piece?

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    The Traditional Approach

    – Modelling

    – has its problems.


    How can we tackle the sm s strongly interacting piece1

    How can we tackle the SM’sStrongly-interacting piece?

    – Spacetime becomes an

    hypercubic lattice

    – Computational challenge,

    many millions of

    degrees of freedom

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    Lattice-QCD


    How can we tackle the sm s strongly interacting piece2

    How can we tackle the SM’sStrongly-interacting piece?

    – Spacetime becomes an

    hypercubic lattice

    – Computational challenge,

    many millions of

    degrees of freedom

    – Approximately 500 people

    worldwide & 20-30 people per

    collaboration.

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    Lattice-QCD


    A compromise dyson schwinger equations

    A Compromise?Dyson-Schwinger Equations

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    A compromise dyson schwinger equations1

    A Compromise?Dyson-Schwinger Equations

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    • 1994 . . . “As computer technology continues to improve, lattice gauge theory [LGT] will become an increasingly useful means of studying hadronic physics through investigations of discretised quantum chromodynamics [QCD]. . . . .”


    A compromise dyson schwinger equations2

    A Compromise?Dyson-Schwinger Equations

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    • 1994 . . . “However, it is equally important to develop other complementary nonperturbative methods based on continuum descriptions. In particular, with the advent of new accelerators such as CEBAF (VA) and RHIC (NY), there is a need for the development of approximation techniques and models which bridge the gap between short-distance, perturbative QCD and the extensive amount of low- and intermediate-energy phenomenology in a single covariant framework. . . . ”


    A compromise dyson schwinger equations3

    A Compromise?Dyson-Schwinger Equations

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    • 1994 . . . “Cross-fertilisation between LGT studies and continuum techniques provides a particularly useful means of developing a detailed understanding of nonperturbative QCD.”


    A compromise dyson schwinger equations4

    A Compromise?Dyson-Schwinger Equations

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    • 1994 . . . “Cross-fertilisation between LGT studies and continuum techniques provides a particularly useful means of developing a detailed understanding of nonperturbative QCD.”

    • C. D. Roberts and A. G. Williams, “Dyson-Schwinger equations and their application to hadronic physics,”

      Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 33, 477 (1994) [arXiv:hep-ph/9403224].

      (473 citations)


    A compromise dses

    A Compromise?DSEs

    • Dyson (1949) & Schwinger (1951) . . . One can derive a system of coupled integral equations relating all the Green functions for a theory, one to another.

      • Gap equation:

        • fermion self energy

        • gauge-boson propagator

        • fermion-gauge-boson vertex

    • These are nonperturbative equivalents in quantum field theory of the Lagrange equations of motion.

    • Essential in simplifying the general proof of renormalisability of gauge field theories.

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    Dyson schwinger equations

    Dyson-SchwingerEquations

    • Approach yields

    • Schwinger functions; i.e.,

    • propagators and vertices

    • Cross-Sections built from

    • Schwinger Functions

    • Hence, method connects

    • observables with long-

    • range behaviour of the

    • running coupling

    • Experiment ↔ Theory

    • comparison leads to an

    • understanding of long-

    • range behaviour of

    • strong running-coupling

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    • Well suited to Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

    • Simplest level: Generating Tool for Perturbation Theory . . . Materially Reduces Model-Dependence … Statement about long-range behaviour of quark-quark interaction

    • NonPerturbative, Continuum approach to QCD

    • Hadrons as Composites of Quarks and Gluons

    • Qualitative and Quantitative Importance of:

      • Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking

        – Generation of fermion mass from nothing

      • Quark & Gluon Confinement

        – Coloured objects not detected,

        Not detectable?


    Mass from nothing perturbation theory

    Mass from Nothing?!Perturbation Theory

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    • QCD is asymptotically-free (2004 Nobel Prize)

      • Chiral-limit is well-defined;

        i.e., one can truly speak of a massless quark.

      • NB. This is nonperturbativelyimpossible in QED.

    • Dressed-quark propagator:

    • Weak coupling expansion of

      gap equation yields every diagram in perturbation theory

    • In perturbation theory:

      If m=0, then M(p2)=0

      Start with no mass,

      Always have no mass.


    Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking1

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    Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking

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    Spontaneous dynamical chiral symmetry breaking

    Spontaneous(Dynamical)Chiral Symmetry Breaking

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    The 2008Nobel Prize in Physics was divided, one half awarded to YoichiroNambu

    "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics"


    Frontiers of nuclear science theoretical advances

    Frontiers of Nuclear Science:Theoretical Advances

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    In QCD a quark's effective mass depends on its momentum. The function describing this can be calculated and is depicted here. Numerical simulations of lattice QCD (data, at two different bare masses) have confirmed model predictions (solid curves) that the vast bulk of the constituent mass of a light quark comes from a cloud of gluons that are dragged along by the quark as it propagates. In this way, a quark that appears to be absolutely massless at high energies (m =0, red curve) acquires a large constituent mass at low energies.


    Frontiers of nuclear science theoretical advances1

    Frontiers of Nuclear Science:Theoretical Advances

    Mass from nothing!

    DSE prediction of DCSB confirmed

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    In QCD a quark's effective mass depends on its momentum. The function describing this can be calculated and is depicted here. Numerical simulations of lattice QCD (data, at two different bare masses) have confirmed model predictions (solid curves) that the vast bulk of the constituent mass of a light quark comes from a cloud of gluons that are dragged along by the quark as it propagates. In this way, a quark that appears to be absolutely massless at high energies (m =0, red curve) acquires a large constituent mass at low energies.


    12gev the future of jlab

    12GeVThe Future of JLab

    Jlab 12GeV: Scanned by 2<Q2<9 GeV2

    elastic & transition form factors.

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    Numerical simulations of lattice QCD (data, at two different bare masses) have confirmed model predictions (solid curves) that the vast bulk of the constituent mass of a light quark comes from a cloud of gluons that are dragged along by the quark as it propagates. In this way, a quark that appears to be absolutely massless at high energies (m =0, red curve) acquires a large constituent mass at low energies.


    Universal truths

    Universal Truths

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    • Hadron spectrum, and elastic and transition form factors provide unique information about long-range interaction between light-quarks and distribution of hadron'scharacterising properties amongst its QCD constituents.

    • Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking (DCSB) is most important mass generating mechanism for visible matter in the Universe.

      Higgs mechanism is (almost) irrelevant to light-quarks.

    • Running of quark mass entails that hadron physics calculations at even modest Q2 require a Poincaré-covariant approach.

      Covariance + M(p2) require existence of quark orbital angular momentum in hadron's rest-frame wave function.

    • Confinement is expressed through a violent change of the propagators for coloured particles & can almost be read from a plot of a states’ dressed-propagator.

      It is intimately connected with DCSB.


    Universal conventions

    Universal Conventions

    ?

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    • Wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QCD_vacuum)

      “The QCD vacuum is the vacuum state of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). It is an example of a non-perturbative vacuum state, characterized by many non-vanishing condensates such as the gluon condensate or the quark condensate. These condensates characterize the normal phase or the confined phase of quark matter.”


    Dark energy

    “Dark Energy”

    “The advent of quantum field theory made consideration of the cosmological constant obligatory not optional.”

    Michael Turner, “Dark Energy and the New Cosmology”

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    • The only possible covariant form for the energy of the (quantum) vacuum; viz.,

      is mathematically equivalent to the cosmological constant.

      “It is a perfect fluid and precisely spatially uniform”

      “Vacuum energy is almost the perfect candidate for dark energy.”


    Dark energy1

    “Dark Energy”

    Enormous and even greater contribution from Higgs VEV!

    Mass-scale generated by

    spacetime-independent

    condensate

    “The biggest embarrassment in theoretical physics.”

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    • QCD vacuum contribution

      • If chiral symmetry breaking is expressed in a nonzero expectation value of the quark bilinear, then the energy difference between the symmetric and broken phases is of order

        MQCD≈0.3GeV

      • One obtains therefrom:


    Resolution

    Resolution?

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    • Quantum Healing Central:

      • “KSU physics professor [Peter Tandy] publishes groundbreaking research on inconsistency in Einstein theory.”

    • Paranormal Psychic Forums:

      • “Now Stanley Brodsky of the SLAC National

        Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park,

        California, and colleagues have found a way

        to get rid of the discrepancy. “People have

        just been taking it on faith that this quark

        condensate is present throughout the

        vacuum,” says Brodsky. 


    Paradigm shift in hadron condensates

    Paradigm shift:In-Hadron Condensates

    Brodsky, Roberts, Shrock, Tandy, Phys. Rev. C82 (Rapid Comm.) (2010) 022201

    Brodsky and Shrock, PNAS 108, 45 (2011)

    Chang, Roberts, Tandy, arXiv:1109.2903 [nucl-th]

    QCD

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    • Resolution

      • Whereas it might sometimes be convenient in computational truncation schemes to imagine otherwise, owing to confinement “condensates” do not exist as spacetime-independent mass-scales that fill all spacetime.

      • So-called vacuum condensates can be understood as a property of hadrons themselves, which is expressed, for example,

        in their Bethe-Salpeter or

        light-front wavefunctions.

      • GMOR

        cf.


    Paradigm shift in hadron condensates1

    Paradigm shift:In-Hadron Condensates

    Brodsky, Roberts, Shrock, Tandy, Phys. Rev. C82 (Rapid Comm.) (2010) 022201

    Brodsky and Shrock, PNAS 108, 45 (2011)

    Chang, Roberts, Tandy, arXiv:1109.2903 [nucl-th]

    And |π> →|0>

    matrix elements

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    • Resolution

      • Whereas it might sometimes be convenient in computational truncation schemes to imagine otherwise, owing to confinement “condensates” do not exist as spacetime-independent mass-scales that fill all spacetime.

      • So-called vacuum condensates can be understood as a property of hadrons themselves, which is expressed, for example,

        in their Bethe-Salpeter or

        light-front wavefunctions.

      • No qualitative difference

        betweenfπand ρπ

      • Both are equivalent

        order parameters for DCSB


    Paradigm shift in hadron condensates2

    Paradigm shift:In-Hadron Condensates

    Brodsky, Roberts, Shrock, Tandy, Phys. Rev. C82 (Rapid Comm.) (2010) 022201

    Brodsky and Shrock, PNAS 108, 45 (2011)

    Chang, Roberts, Tandy, arXiv:1109.2903 [nucl-th]

    Chiral limit

    One of ONLY TWO expressions related to the condensate that are

    rigorously defined in QCD for nonzero current-quark mass

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    • Resolution

      • Whereas it might sometimes be convenient in computational truncation schemes to imagine otherwise, owing to confinement “condensates” do not exist as spacetime-independent mass-scales that fill all spacetime.

      • So-called vacuum condensates can be understood as a property of hadrons themselves, which is expressed, for example,

        in their Bethe-Salpeter or

        light-front wavefunctions.

      • No qualitative difference

        between fπand ρπ

      • And


    Paradigm shift in hadron condensates3

    Paradigm shift:In-Hadron Condensates

    “Void that is truly empty solves dark energy puzzle”

    Rachel Courtland, New Scientist 4th Sept. 2010

    • Cosmological Constant:

    • Putting QCD condensates back into hadrons reduces the

    • mismatch between experiment and theory by a factor of 1046

    • Possibly by far more, if technicolour-like theories are the correct

    • paradigm for extending the Standard Model

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    “EMPTY space may really be empty. Though quantum theory suggests that a vacuum should be fizzing with particle activity, it turns out that this paradoxical picture of nothingness may not be needed. A calmer view of the vacuum would also help resolve a nagging inconsistency with dark energy, the elusive force thought to be speeding up the expansion of the universe.”


    Gap equation general form

    Gap EquationGeneral Form

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    • Dμν(k) – dressed-gluon propagator

    • Γν(q,p) – dressed-quark-gluon vertex

    • Suppose one has in hand – from anywhere – the exact form of the dressed-quark-gluon vertex

      What is the associated symmetry-

      preserving Bethe-Salpeter kernel?!


    Bethe salpeter equation bound state dse

    Bethe-Salpeter EquationBound-State DSE

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    • K(q,k;P) – fully amputated, two-particle irreducible,

      quark-antiquark scattering kernel

    • Textbook material.

    • Compact. Visually appealing. Correct

      Blocked progress for more than 60 years.


    Bethe salpeter equation general form

    Bethe-Salpeter EquationGeneral Form

    Lei Chang and C.D. Roberts

    0903.5461 [nucl-th]

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009) 081601

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    • Equivalent exact bound-state equation but in thisform K(q,k;P) → Λ(q,k;P), which is completely determined by dressed-quark self-energy

    • Enables derivation of a Ward-Takahashi identity for Λ(q,k;P)

    • Now, for first time, by using this identity, it’s possible to formulate Ansatz for Bethe-Salpeter kernel given anyform for dressed-quark-gluon vertex

    • This enables the identification and elucidation of a wide range of novel consequences of DCSB


    Dressed quark anomalous magnetic moments

    Dressed-quark anomalousmagnetic moments

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    • Schwinger’s result for QED:

    • pQCD: two diagrams

      • (a) is QED-like

      • (b) is only possible in QCD – involves 3-gluon vertex

    • Analyse (a) and (b)

      • (b) vanishes identically: the 3-gluon vertex does not contribute to a quark’s anomalous chromomag. moment at leading-order

      • (a) Produces a finite result: “ – ⅙ αs/2π ”

        ~ (– ⅙) QED-result

    • But, in QED and QCD, the anomalous chromo- and electro-magnetic moments vanish identically in the chiral limit!


    Dressed quark anomalous magnetic moments1

    Dressed-quark anomalousmagnetic moments

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    • Interaction term that describes magnetic-moment coupling to gauge field

      • Straightforward to show that it mixes left ↔ right

      • Thus, explicitly violates chiral symmetry

    • Follows that in fermion’se.m. current

      γμF1 does cannot mix with σμνqνF2

      No Gordon Identity

      • Hence massless fermions cannot not possess a measurable chromo- or electro-magnetic moment

    • But what if the chiral symmetry is dynamically broken, strongly, as it is in QCD?


    Dressed quark anomalous magnetic moments2

    L. Chang, Y. –X. Liu and C.D. RobertsarXiv:1009.3458 [nucl-th]

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 (2011) 072001

    Dressed-quark anomalousmagnetic moments

    DCSB

    • Ball-Chiu term

    • Vanishes if no DCSB

    • Appearance driven by STI

    • Anom. chrom. mag. mom.

    • contribution to vertex

    • Similar properties to BC term

    • Strength commensurate with lattice-QCD

      • Skullerud, Bowman, Kizilersuet al.

      • hep-ph/0303176

    • Role and importance is

    • Novel discovery

    • Essential to recover pQCD

    • Constructive interference with Γ5

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    • Three strongly-dressed and essentially-

      nonperturbative contributions to dressed-quark-gluon vertex:


    Dressed quark anomalous magnetic moments3

    L. Chang, Y. –X. Liu and C.D. RobertsarXiv:1009.3458 [nucl-th]

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 (2011) 072001

    Dressed-quark anomalousmagnetic moments

    • Formulated and solved general

    • Bethe-Salpeter equation

    • Obtained dressed

    • electromagnetic vertex

    • Confined quarks

    • don’t have a mass-shell

      • Can’t unambiguously define

      • magnetic moments

      • But can define

      • magnetic moment distribution

    Factor of 10

    magnification

    • AEM is opposite in sign but of

    • roughly equal magnitude

    • as ACM

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons


    Dressed quark anomalous magnetic moments4

    L. Chang, Y. –X. Liu and C.D. RobertsarXiv:1009.3458 [nucl-th]

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 (2011) 072001

    Dressed-quark anomalousmagnetic moments

    • Formulated and solved general

    • Bethe-Salpeter equation

    • Obtained dressed

    • electromagnetic vertex

    • Confined quarks

    • don’t have a mass-shell

      • Can’t unambiguously define

      • magnetic moments

      • But can define

      • magnetic moment distribution

    Factor of 10

    magnification

    Contemporary theoretical estimates:

    1 – 10 x 10-10

    Largest value reduces discrepancy expt.↔theory from 3.3σ to below 2σ.

    • Potentially important for elastic and transition form factors, etc.

    • Significantly, also quite possibly for muong-2 – via Box diagram,

    • which is not constrained by extant data.

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    Dcsb entails dressed quarks are not dirac particles

    DCSB entailsDressed-quarks are not Dirac particles!

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons


    Dses and baryons

    DSEs and Baryons

    R.T. Cahill et al.,

    Austral. J. Phys. 42 (1989) 129-145

    rqq≈ rπ

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    • M(p2) – effects have enormous impact on meson properties.

      • Must be included in description and prediction of baryon properties.

    • M(p2) is essentially a quantum field theoretical effect. In quantum field theory

      • Meson appears as pole in four-point quark-antiquark Green function → Bethe-Salpeter Equation

      • Nucleon appears as a pole in a six-point quark Green function

        → Faddeev Equation.

    • Poincaré covariant Faddeev equation sums all possible exchanges and interactions that can take place between three dressed-quarks

    • Tractable equation is founded on observation that an interaction which describes colour-singlet mesons also generates nonpointlike quark-quark (diquark) correlations in the colour-antitriplet channel


    Faddeev equation

    Faddeev Equation

    R.T. Cahill et al.,

    Austral. J. Phys. 42 (1989) 129-145

    quark exchange

    ensures Pauli statistics

    quark

    diquark

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    • Linear, Homogeneous Matrix equation

      • Yields wave function (Poincaré Covariant FaddeevAmplitude) thatdescribes quark-diquark relative motion within the nucleon

    • Scalar and Axial-Vector Diquarks . . .

      • Both have “correct” parity and “right” masses

      • In Nucleon’s Rest Frame Amplitude has

        s−, p− & d−wave correlations


    Nucleon elastic form factors

    I.C. Cloëtet al.

    arXiv:0812.0416 [nucl-th]

    Nucleon ElasticForm Factors

    • “Survey of nucleon electromagnetic form factors”

    • – unification of meson and baryon observables; and prediction of nucleon elastic form factors to

    • 15 GeV2

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons

    • Photon-baryon vertex

      Oettel, Pichowskyand von Smekal, nucl-th/9909082


    Craig roberts physics division phy anl

    I.C. Cloët, C.D. Roberts, et al.

    arXiv:0812.0416 [nucl-th]

    I.C. Cloët, C.D. Roberts, et al.

    In progress

    • DSE result Dec 08

    • DSE result

    • – including the

    • anomalous

    • magnetic

    • moment distribution

    • Highlights again the

    • critical importance of

    • DCSB in explanation of

    • real-world observables.

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    Craig roberts physics division phy anl

    Proton plus proton-like resonances

    Does this ratio pass through zero?

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    DSE studies indicate that the proton has a very rich internal structure

    The JLab data, obtained using the polarisaton transfer method, are an accurate indication of the behaviour of this ratio

    The pre-1999 data (Rosenbluth) receive large corrections from so-called 2-photon exchange contributions


    Craig roberts physics division phy anl

    I.C. Cloët, C.D. Roberts, et al.

    arXiv:0812.0416 [nucl-th]

    I.C. Cloët, C.D. Roberts, et al.

    In progress

    • Does this ratio pass through zero?

    • DSE studies say YES, with a zero crossing at 8GeV2, as a consequence of strong correlations within the nucleon

    • Experiments at the upgraded JLab facility will provide the answer

    Linear fit to data ⇒ zero at 8GeV2

    [1,1] Padé fit ⇒ zero at 10GeV2

    • In the meantime, the DSE studies will be refined

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    Epilogue

    Epilogue

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    Epilogue1

    Epilogue

    Standard Model’s truly Nonperturbative Challenge

    – Just what is the interaction that produces the pion, proton, indeed, all hadrons?

    • Physics is an experimental science; and there’s

    • an international experimental programme …

    • Goal to understand …

      • how the interactions between dressed–quarks

        and –gluons create ground & excited hadrons;

      • how these interactions emerge from QCD

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    • No single approach is yet able to provide a unified description of all hadron phenomena

      • E.g., intelligent reaction theory will long be necessary as bridge between experiment and QCD-based theory

    • Nevertheless, DSEs today provide an insightful connection between QCD and experiment:

      • DCSB explained & developing a perspective on confinement


    This is not the end

    This is not the end.

    Craig Roberts: The Physics of Hadrons


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