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October 6, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Physics #312 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free!
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Title: Glueball Molecules

Speaker: Alexey Petrov (Wayne State University)


Glueballs are predicted in various QCD-based approaches as particles whose valence degrees of freedom are gluons. However, experimental searches for the glueballs are complicated because of the quantum-mechanical mixture of the glueball and regular qq-bar states with the same quantum numbers. I will discuss a new mechanism for hadronization of glueball states, in which glueballs form molecular bound states with regular hadrons, and its implications for the observed spectrum of hadrons. I argue that an anomalously long lifetime of the π(1800) state could result from the the fact that significant part of its wavefunction corresponds to the glueball-pion molecular state.

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