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Title: Light-front quantum chromodynamics: A framework for the analysis of hadron physics

An outstanding goal of physics is to find solutions that describe hadrons in the theory of strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). For this goal, the light-front Hamiltonian formulation of QCD (LFQCD) is a complementary approach to the well-established lattice gauge method. LFQCD offers access to the hadrons nonperturbative quark and gluon amplitudes, which are directly testable in experiments at forefront facilities. We present an overview of the promises and challenges of LFQCD in the context of unsolved issues in QCD that require broadened and accelerated investigation. We identify specific goals of this approach and address its quantifiable uncertainties.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1134058
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-13-1804; DOE/OR/23177-2779; arXiv:1309.6333
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements; Journal Volume: 251-252; Conference: International Conference on Light-Cone Physics: Hadronic and Particle Physics, Delhi, India, 10–15 December 2012
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS