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

B. L.G. Bakker, A. Bassetto, S. J. Brodsky, W. Broniowski, S. Dalley, T. Frederico, S. D. Głazek, J. R. Hiller, C. R. Ji, V. Karmanov, D. Kulshreshtha, J. F. Mathiot, W. Melnitchouk, G. A. Miller, J. Papavassiliou, W. N. Polyzou, N. G. Stefanis, J. P. Vary, A. Ilderton, T. Heinzl

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Abstract

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 existing and future 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume251-252
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

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