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Inside the Pion: Insights for Hadron Physics

November 4, 2013 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Peter Tandy, Kent State University
Building 203, Room R150
Physics Division Seminar
The pion is the lightest and presumably the simplest hadron. Its substructure often serves to calibrate and test our quest for a QCD-based understanding at hadronic length scales. Surprizingly, there have been some longstanding puzzles about how QCD operates inside the pion; this holds back progress and limits our confidence in fundamental understanding of the nucleon, light nuclei, and ultimately nuclear dynamics.

I will discuss how the insides of the pion provide insights for fundamental hadron physics, and then I will describe developments of the past two years that have removed puzzles and clarified things immensely.