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Emergent mass and its consequences in the Standard Model


Christian Fossi
+39 0461 314731
Monday, 17 September, 2018 - 08:00 to Friday, 21 September, 2018 - 14:00
ECT* Conference room

The most fundamental emergent phenomena in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), e.g.
confinement, dynamical chiral symmetry breaking, mass generation for both gluons and
quarks, and bound state formation, can only be tackled using non-perturbative methods. In
the last decade, our theoretical understanding of these issues has improved considerably,
owing to major advances in the approaches used to address them. In particular, marked
progress in functional techniques (such as Schwinger-Dyson and Bethe-Salpeter equations)
enables us now to investigate, with quantitative accuracy, the complicated dynamics of
QCD’s basic Green functions, establish subtle connections between them and interpret their
field-theoretic origin, and combine this information to obtain crucial predictions for
observables. At the same time, high-precision lattice simulations are furnishing valuable
information on some of the most theoretically intractable facets of QCD, and new generation
experiments (such as GlueX, PANDA, SoLID, EIC) promise to expose the structure of
hadrons with unprecedented detail. We are thus on the edge of a new era in studying strong
interactions within the Standard Model. This workshop will therefore gather a selected group
of experts to discuss the most exciting recent developments, identify new goals, and lay a
path toward completion of the most pressing tasks in strong QCD.

Registration period: 
02 Jul 2018 to 26 Aug 2018


Cristina Aguilar Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Daniele Binosi ECT*
Joannis Papavassiliou Universidad de Valencia
Craig Roberts Argonne National Laboratory