Quantum Chromodynamics: Quarks and Hadrons

Dr Matthew Wingate

While the electrons in atoms are elementary particles (as far as we can tell), protons and neutrons are tightly bound states of quarks. In fact there are a plethora of other, short-lived states composed of quarks and antiquarks. All of these composite particles are called hadrons. In this talk I will introduce Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of how quarks bind to form hadrons via the "strong force." There are many similarities between QCD and condensed matter physics of materials. I will draw out these similarities to show how QCD can be solved numerically.

Join us for the talk: https://youtu.be/5PkzKnU0kIo