Mar 26 – 30, 2012
University of Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

Insights into the nucleon spin from lattice QCD

Mar 28, 2012, 8:30 AM
Lecture Hall, Institute for Physical Chemistry (University of Bonn)

Lecture Hall, Institute for Physical Chemistry

University of Bonn

Spin physics Spin physics


Sara Collins (University of Regensburg)


Flavour singlet contributions to the nucleon spin are elusive due to the fact that they cannot be determined directly in experiment but require extrapolations to the small x region. Direct calculations of these contributions are possible using Lattice QCD, however, they pose a significant computational challenge due to the presence of disconnected quark line diagrams. I report on recent progress in determining these sea quark contributions on the lattice.

Primary author

Sara Collins (University of Regensburg)

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