Theory Seminar - Marston Copeland

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  • Theory Seminar - Marston Copeland
    CEBAF Center rm. L102 & Zoom
    2024-05-13EDT13:00:00 ~ 2024-05-13EDT14:00:00
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On Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m., Marston Copeland of Duke University will present "Transverse Momentum Dependent PDFs in Chiral Effective Theory" in CEBAF Center rm. L102 and via Zoom.

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Abstract: I present a theoretical framework to match transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions (TMD PDFs) onto chiral perturbation theory operators. In this framework, the TMD PDF is expressed as a convolution of TMD hadronic splitting functions, which describe fluctuations into intermediate hadrons in chiral perturbation theory and short-distance matching coefficients, which are the TMD PDFs of intermediate hadrons in the chiral limit. I explore the various limits of the matching condition and apply an operator-product expansion to the high-energy matching coefficients, allowing them to be written in terms of the collinear valence PDFs of intermediate hadrons. As an example, I calculate the isovector TMD hadronic splitting functions for the nucleon at leading order in the chiral expansion. Finally, I present numerical results and discuss phenomenological implications.

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CEBAF Center rm. L102 & Zoom
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Caroline Costa
(757) 782-7513