Physics at Virginia

"PANDA: The next generation QCD studies using antiprotons!"

Johan Messchendorp
[Host: Craig Dukes]

Despite the successes of the Standard Model of particle physics, it remains a challenge to understand the dynamics of the strong interaction among the building blocks of hadronic matter, namely quarks and gluons. At small distance scales or at high energies, the underlying theory, the Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), is well tested and understood. Our understanding of the strong interaction deteriorates dramatically at larger distances scales such as the size of the nucleon. This so-called "strong QCD regime” exhibits spectacular effects such as the generation of hadron masses and color confinement. Moreover, the nature of QCD implies the existence of gluon-rich hadrons, such as glueballs and hybrids, multi-quark states, and molecules. This presentation will highlight a future research program that aims to provide precision data exploiting collisions of an intense beam of cooled anti-protons with protons or nuclei. This experiment, called PANDA at FAIR, has the ambition to carry out comprehensive spectroscopy studies of hadrons in the strange, charm, and gluon-rich regimes, covering topics in the field of nuclear, hadron, and particle physics.

High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
4:00 PM
Chemistry Building, Room 206
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