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Strangeness and Charge Symmetry Violation in Nucleon Structure

Authors: Shanahan, Phiala Elisabeth

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Provides a pedagogical introduction to chiral effective field theory tailored to the high-precision era of lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD)
  • Presents a comprehensive description of our current understanding of strangeness and charge symmetry violation in nucleon observables as determined by lattice QCD
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This thesis discusses two key topics: strangeness and charge symmetry violation (CSV) in the nucleon. It also provides a pedagogical introduction to chiral effective field theory tailored to the high-precision era of lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Because the nucleon has zero net strangeness, strange observables give tremendous insight into the nature of the vacuum; they can only arise through quantum fluctuations in which strange–antistrange quark pairs are generated. As a result, the precise values of these quantities within QCD are important in physics arenas as diverse as precision tests of QCD, searches for physics beyond the Standard Model, and the interpretation of dark matter direct-detection experiments. Similarly, the precise knowledge of CSV observables has, with increasing experimental precision, become essential to the interpretation of many searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. In this thesis, the numerical lattice gauge theory approach to QCD is combined with the chiral perturbation theory formalism to determine strange and CSV quantities in a diverse range of observables including the octet baryon masses, sigma terms, electromagnetic form factors, and parton distribution functions. This thesis builds a comprehensive and coherent picture of the current status of understanding of strangeness and charge symmetry violation in the nucleon.

About the authors

Dr. Phiala Shanahan graduated from the University of Adelaide in Australia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in High Performance Computational Physics with 1st class honors, the University Medal, and the Australian Institute of Physics Bragg Medal. Dr. Shanahan’s doctoral work, completed under the supervision of Professor Anthony Thomas and Dr. Ross Young, won the Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter doctoral prize, as well as the university prize for the best thesis in the faculty of sciences. In 2015, Dr. Shanahan began a postdoctoral appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-3

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  • Quantum Chromodynamics

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    Pages 5-20

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  • Chiral Perturbation Theory

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    Pages 21-42

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  • Octet Baryon Mass Splittings

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    Pages 43-58

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  • Sigma Commutators

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    Pages 59-70

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strangeness and Charge Symmetry Violation in Nucleon Structure
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31438-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31438-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31437-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 213
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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