Meson Spectroscopy at CLAS12

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Understanding the effective degrees of freedom in the low-energy, non-perturbative QCD regime has been a long-standing problem in hadron physics with meson spectroscopy providing invaluable information on the underlying dynamics. The search and study of exotic meson states — that is states that are not compatible with the Quark Model — is expected to provide us a direct insight and access to the gluonic degrees of freedom. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the undergoing meson spectroscopy programme, and specifically the MesonX experiment that is carried out in Hall-B of the Thomas Jefferson Accelerator Facility. This experiment exploits quasi-real photon beams (electron scattering at low Q^2) to access such exotic states and study them in detail.
Period28 Jul 2021
Event titleHadron 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational