Jul 22 – 28, 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
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A new method for suppressing excited-state contaminations on the nucleon form factors

Jul 25, 2018, 2:20 PM
105 (Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center)


Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions


Mr Tobias Schulz (University of Mainz)


One of the most challenging tasks in lattice calculations of hadronic form factors is the analysis and control of excited-state contaminations. Taking the isovector form factors of the nucleon as an example, a simple calculation in chiral effective field theory shows that the excited-state contributions become dominant when the axial current is spatially distant from the nucleon source location. In this case, the distance of the propagating pions, which have been created at the source (or sink), is comparable to the distance of the equal time pion propagation, which corresponds to the ground state contribution of the form factor including the pion pole. We investigate a method on a $N_f=2+1$ flavor CLS ensemble ($\beta=3.55$, $a=0.064\,$fm) with a pion mass of $m_\pi=200\,$MeV using Wilson fermions to address this issue.

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Mr Tobias Schulz (University of Mainz)


Prof. Harvey B. Meyer (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) Dr Konstantin Ottnad (University of Mainz)

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