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Inside the Pion: Insights for Hadron Physics

November 4, 2013 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Presenter 
Peter Tandy, Kent State University
Location 
Building 203, Room R150
Type 
Seminar
Series 
Physics Division Seminar
Abstract:
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.