Jul 22 – 28, 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
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The strange quark contribution to the spin of the nucleon

Jul 25, 2018, 5:10 PM
106 (Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center)


Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Hadron Structure Hadron Structure


Dr Roger Horsley (University of Edinburgh)


Quark line disconnected matrix elements of an operator, such as the axial current, are difficult to compute on the lattice. The standard method uses a stochastic estimator of the operator, which is very noisy. We discuss and further develop our alternative approach using the Feynman-Hellmann theorem which involves only evaluating two-point correlation functions. This is applied to computing the contribution of the quark spin to the nucleon and in particular for the strange quark.

Primary author

Dr Roger Horsley (University of Edinburgh)

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