High Energy Physics Seminar

Speaker: Christopher Monahan, Rutgers University

Title:  Painting a first principles picture of the proton

Refreshments available at 1:30 pm.

Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm  

Type: Seminar

Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

The direct calculation of nucleon structure from first principles is an unsolved challenge for quantum chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, parton distribution functions, which capture the longitudinal momentum structure of fast-moving nucleons, are defined on the light cone and are not directly accessible in Euclidean lattice QCD. I will discuss how a relatively new tool from the lattice QCD toolbox, the gradient flow, can help circumvent some of the issues facing nucleon structure calculations on the lattice.