Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

Tetraquarks and Pentaquarks

Tim Gershon (Warwick University)


Abstract

The strong interaction allows the formation of multiquark hadrons in addition to the conventional qqbar mesons and qqq baryons discussed in textbooks. Such particles had never clearly been observed until recently, but data from LHCb and other experiments is now opening the door to this new sector of spectroscopy. The key experimental results will be summarised, together with the main outstanding questions and the approaches that will be pursued to address them.