Project Description

The determination of the hadronic spectrum and structure of hadrons is a worldwide effort encompassing both experiment and theory. In the USA, the GlueX experiment within the new Hall D is a flagship component of the $338M 12GeV upgrade of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and aims to discover and explore the properties of exotic mesons, states that do not admit a simple quark-antiquark description and therefore are signatures for additional degrees of freedom within hadronic physics. In this project, we will compute the excited-state meson spectrum of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interactions, and aim to predict the masses of possible exotic meson states in advance of the first experimental results from GlueX, and to explore the properties of such states with the aim of guiding the experimental searches.

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