Space-like and time-like electromagnetic baryonic transitions (Trento Workshop)

Mar 16, 2017, 12:30 PM
Lecture Hall (Bad Honnef)

Lecture Hall

Bad Honnef

Topic 5: Future Directions and Goals for Hadron Spectroscopy Session


Prof. Philip Cole (Idaho State University)


The study of electromagnetic transitions opens a window into the very nature of the strong interaction. And, indeed, such a study of how a ground-state nucleon transitions to an excited state, over a broad range of $q^2$, will provide keen insight into the evolution of how dynamically-generated masses emerge from the asymptotically-free, nearly massless quarks of perturbative QCD as well as provide information on the ancillary effects from the meson-baryon cloud. The space-like ($q^2<0$) region has been explored more intensively, particularly at JLab, but efforts have also begun in studying the time-like ($q^2>0$) region at GSI. We are living in exciting times whereby near-future prospects exist in extracting high-quality data in both the space-like and time-like regimes (JLab12 and FAIR, for example). We shall present the conceptual framework of an upcoming ECT meeting entitled {\it Space-like and time-like electromagnetic baryonic transitions}, which will convene in Trento, Italy from 8-12 May 2017 (  This ECT workshop will bring together several disparate experimental and theoretical communities and thereby will serve to help in making the very first steps towards a much needed consistent description spanning these two kinematical regimes in $q^2$. These discussions at the ECT* meeting will further include photoproduction measurements (ELSA, JLab, LEPS, and MAMI), wherein the $q^2=0$ point anchors the connection between space-like and time-like regions and meson-beam data (GSI, FAIR, and J-PARC) and amply complements the requisite information for baryon spectroscopy. Finally, studies of in-medium vector meson spectral function modifications, which are related to the electromagnetic transitions in the time-like region will also be addressed.

Primary author

Prof. Philip Cole (Idaho State University)


Dr Béatrice Ramstein (Institut de Physique Nucléaire d’Orsay) Andrey Sarantsev (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)

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