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Advancements in Light Mesons Physics with the GlueX Experiment

Add Event to your Calendar Fri., Jan. 22, 2021 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Jan. 22, 2021 4:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Abstract: The GlueX experiment, housed at Jefferson Lab, offers unique access to the spectrum of light mesons. By utilizing photoproduction (the creation of meson particles via a photon beam and proton target), GlueX aims to detect a class of particles known as exotic hybrid mesons. Additionally, the large statistics of conventional mesons such as the η particle allow for a broad range of precisions measurements to be made. In this talk I will discuss progress towards the detection exotic hybrid mesons at GlueX in the context of the worldwide search for novel QCD states. Then, I will discuss the Jefferson Eta Factory (JEF) experimental upgrade of the GlueX detector. With this upgrade, we can use η particles to stringently test effective QCD descriptions such as chiral perturbation theory, as well as a search for dark matter candidates.

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Zarling, University of Regina