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Applications of AdS/QCD and Light-Front Holography to Baryon Physics

By Stanley J. Brodsky and Guy F. de Teramond


The correspondence between theories in anti-de Sitter space and field theories in physical space-time leads to an analytic, semiclassical model for strongly-coupled QCD which has scale invariance at short distances and color confinement at large distances. These equations, for both mesons and baryons, give a very good representation of the observed hadronic spectrum, including a zero mass pion. Light-front holography allows hadronic amplitudes in the AdS fifth dimension to be mapped to frame-independent light-front wavefunctions of hadrons in physical space-time, thus providing a relativistic description of hadrons at the amplitude level. The meson and baryon wavefunctions derived from light-front holography and AdS/QCD also have remarkable phenomenological features, including predictions for the electromagnetic form factors and decay constants. The approach can be systematically improved using light-front Hamiltonian methods. Some novel features of QCD for baryon physics are also discussed.Comment: Presented by SJB at the International Conference on the Structure of Baryons, BARYONS'10, December 7-11, 2010, Osaka, Japa

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1063/1.3647346
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