[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150103164]
Researchers Prof Derek Leinweber
Brief description Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) describes the fundamental strong interactions between quarks and gluons as they compose hadrons such as the proton or neutron. Beyond these lowest-energy systems, the quantum mechanical excitation spectra display a rich and complex structure. Remarkably, little is known about the internal structure of these states. The central goal of this proposal is to unveil the nature of hadrons and their excited states using the first principles approach of lattice gauge theory. By elucidating aspects of hadron structure in terms of the most fundamental non-perturbative quark and gluon fields, we will create new knowledge impacting on renowned experimental programs at international facilities.
Funding Amount 355100
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects