Nuclear Theory at the College of William and Mary
Our group performs theoretical calculations relevant to nuclear and
hadron physics within the theory of
quarks and gluons, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). We have a
particular interest in the numerical technique known as lattice
QCD. We mentor postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate
students pursuing research in nuclear theory, and we maintain a
close connection with the nearby Jefferson Lab, where we are members
of the Theory Center.
News

Busy January for Preprints
The group has had a busy January, releasing several preprints. Read
them here:
Pion Valence Quark Distibution at
Large x from Lattice QCD [2001.04960]
Determination of the lighest strange
resonance from a dispersive data analysis [2001.08153]
Efficient solution of the
multichannel Luescher determinant condition through eigenvalue
decomposition [2001.08474]
Low energy doublyvirtual Compton
scattering from dilepton electroproduction on a nucleon [2001.10626]


Chris Monahan joins the group
Chris Monahan joins us as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2019,
bringing expertise in formal aspects of lattice QCD, lattice
perturbation theory and $B$physics.


$\pi K$ scattering calculation appears in Physical Review Letters
The dependence of Swave and Pwave $\pi K$ scattering on the mass of
the light quark is studied in lattice QCD. The narrow vector
$K^*$ resonance is observed claearly, becoming lighter and
broader as the quark mass is reduced, while a slowly varying
phaseshift is seen in Swave.


Joe Karpie graduates with PhD degree
Joe Karpie successfully defended his PhD thesis, and leaves us to take
up a postdoc at Columbia.

