The calculation of basic quantities such as decay constants and the masses of hadronic ground states using Lattice QCD has reached an era of precision, with very well controlled systematic uncertainties. This has opened the door to calculations of more complicated observables, including momentum-dependent form factors, parton distribution functions and properties of hadronic resonances. The field has also advanced by incorporating subleading corrections to the targeted observables, in particular isospin breaking and electromagnetic effects.
Although new observables are being tackled, the principal challenges remain the same: Systematic uncertainties have to be tamed in a reliable way while increasing the statistical significance. The proposed Theory Institute is intended to bring together researchers interested in addressing technical obstacles and in identifying conceptual issues in present-day lattice calculations.
Each week will have a special topic to address:
- scattering/spectroscopy (week 1)
- form factors (week 2)
- QED+QCD (week 3)
We kindly ask participants to stay for a minimum of one week.
Organisers: Mattia Bruno (CERN), Anthony Francis (CERN), Patrick Fritzsch (CERN), Maxwell Hansen (CERN), Pilar Hernández (IFIC,CSIC)
Confirmed speakers: J. Bulava (CP3), Z. Davoudi (Maryland Univ.), M. Della Morte (CP3), E. Gámiz (Granada Univ.), A. Gérardin (DESY), J. Green (DESY), A. Jüttner (Southampton Univ.), A. Patella (Humboldt Univ.), N. Tantalo (Rome 2, Tor Vergata), D. Wilson (TCD)