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Studies of Hadron Physics with the PANDA Experiment at FAIR

Wed., Sep. 27, 2017 3:30 p.m. - Wed., Sep. 27, 2017 4:30 p.m.

Location: LB 235

Abstract: The PANDA (antiProton ANihilation in DArmstadt) collaboration at FAIR is a cooperation of more than 400 scientists from 19 countries. Its central goal is the elementary understanding of hadrons using the power of an antiproton beam. The vast difference in mass between the proton and its constituents is a manifestation of the importance of understanding the binding among quarks in the confinement regime. Exotic hadrons with their non- conventional structure, such as multi-quarks, hybrids, and glueballs will reveal uncharted properties of this binding. Proton form-factor measurements, deep virtual Compton scattering and the wide area of quark(-spin) dynamics as well as the behavior of hadrons inside nuclear media are significantly complementary aspects to understand the very nature of hadrons and are vital pieces of the experimental program of PANDA as well. Thus, open and hidden charm, lepton pairs and radiative channels, hidden strangeness and hyperons are commensurable probes to explore the imminent questions among bound states of QCD. The PANDA experiment features a modern multipurpose detector with excellent tracking, calorimetry and particle identification capabilities. Together with the high-quality antiproton beam at HESR, unprecedented annihilation rate, and sophisticated event filtering, it will be ideally suited to deliver decisive contributions to this field.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Klaus Peters, Institut für Kernphysik, Goethe-Universität 

Biography:

Experiments:
Crystal Barrel (since 1987) - BaBar (1996-2006)
Panda (since 2001) GlueX (since 2015)

Research Topics: Exotics, Charmonium, PWA etc.

1988 Diploma in Physics (University Mainz) on Phi factory studies
1991 PhD (University Mainz) on the Discovery of the f0(1500)
1997 Habilitation in Experimental Physics (University Bochum) on Exotic hadronic states
since 2004 Head of the department „Hadron Physics/PANDA“ at GSI and
since 2004 Full Professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt
2009-16 Deputy Research Director at GSI
since 2017 PANDA Spokesperson