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22-28 July 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
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Nucleon electromagnetic form factors at high momentum transfer from Wilson-clover fermions

Jul 26, 2018, 10:10 AM
106 (Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center)


Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

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


Dr Christos Kallidonis (Stony Brook University)


The electromagnetic (EM) form factors of the nucleon are fundamental quantities probing its structure. They have been precisely determined from electron scattering experiments as well as extensively studied in lattice QCD calculations. Experiments seeking to explore the behavior of the EM form factors at high momentum transfer, such as the physics program of the CEBAF at JLab which will allow measurements up to $Q^2\sim18$ GeV$^2$, further increase the motivation for a precise lattice evaluation to this high momentum transfer. In this talk, we present high statistics results on the nucleon EM form factors at $Q^2$ up to 12 GeV$^2$. We analyze two gauge ensembles of Wilson-clover fermions with the same lattice spacing value of about $a=0.094$ fm, pion masses $m_\pi = 270$ MeV and $m_\pi = 180$ MeV, and lattice volumes $L=3$ fm and $L=4.5$ fm, respectively. In our calculations we employ the momentum smearing method in order to increase the signal at high momentum transfer. Various choices of the boost momentum as well as the momentum carried by the quarks at the source and sink are tested. We consider several values of the source-sink time separation and apply a set of techniques in order to examine excited state effects. In this first study, we consider the contributions arising from only connected diagrams and compare our results with phenomenology.

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Dr Christos Kallidonis (Stony Brook University)


Andrew Pochinsky (MIT) Dr Jeremy Green (DESY, Zeuthen) Prof. John Negele Negele (MIT) Michael Engelhardt (NMSU) Prof. Sergey Syritsyn (Stony Brook University (SUNY)) Stefan Meinel (University of Arizona)

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