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Title: Light-Front Quantization and AdS/QCD: An Overview

We give an overview of the light-front holographic approach to strongly coupled QCD, whereby a confining gauge theory, quantized on the light front, is mapped to a higher-dimensional anti de Sitter (AdS) space. The framework is guided by the AdS/CFT correspondence incorporating a gravitational background asymptotic to AdS space which encodes the salient properties of QCD, such as the ultraviolet conformal limit at the AdS boundary at z {yields} 0, as well as modifications of the geometry in the large z infrared region to describe confinement and linear Regge behavior. There are two equivalent procedures for deriving the AdS/QCD equations of motion: one can start from the Hamiltonian equation of motion in physical space time by studying the off-shell dynamics of the bound state wavefunctions as a function of the invariant mass of the constituents. To a first semiclassical approximation, where quantum loops and quark masses are not included, this leads to a light-front Hamiltonian equation which describes the bound state dynamics of light hadrons in terms of an invariant impact variable {zeta} which measures the separation of the partons within the hadron at equal light-front time. Alternatively, one can start from the gravity side by studying the propagation ofmore » hadronic modes in a fixed effective gravitational background. Both approaches are equivalent in the semiclassical approximation. This allows us to identify the holographic variable z in AdS space with the impact variable {zeta}. Light-front holography thus allows a precise mapping of transition amplitudes from AdS to physical space-time. The internal structure of hadrons is explicitly introduced and the angular momentum of the constituents plays a key role.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1022479
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-14393
arXiv:1103.1100; TRN: US1104238
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J.Phys.Conf.Ser.287:012007,2011; Conference: InvitedThe XIV Mexican School on Particles and Fields, of Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, 11/8/2010-11/12/2010
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; BOUND STATE; CONFINEMENT; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; GEOMETRY; HADRONS; HAMILTONIANS; HOLOGRAPHY; MODIFICATIONS; QUANTIZATION; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUARKS; SEMICLASSICAL APPROXIMATION; SPACE-TIME; TRANSITION AMPLITUDES Phenomenology-HEP, Theory-HEP,HEPPH, HEPTH