Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190102215 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Derek Leinweber; Prof Stephen Sharpe

Brief description This project aims to disclose the composition of proton excited states by advancing the theoretical formalism governing the underlying dynamics. At present, the structure of even the first excited state of the proton, the Roper, remains unknown for more than 50 years following its discovery. While the fundamental theory of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) describes the interactions between the quarks and gluons composing these states, the phenomena that emerge from QCD are complex and require dedicated analyses to understand them. The intended outcome is the creation of the effective field theory required to decipher QCD calculations.

Funding Amount $375,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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