WIDG Seminar: Jacopo Ferretti, Yale, “Exotic meson spectroscopy”

Event time: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Wright Lab - Connector (EAL), WLC-245 See map
270 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

I will present my latest results on Exotic Meson Spectroscopy.
In particular, I will discuss a coupled-channel model for heavy quarkonium spectroscopy1, based on the Unquenched Quark Model (UQM) formalism2 with some modifications. The previous model was used to calculate the masses of χc(2P) and χb(3P) states with threshold corrections. According to my results, the χc(2P) states can be interpreted as the superposition of quarkonium and meson-meson molecular-type components, χb(3P) states as almost pure bottomonia. I will also discuss the possible existence of fully-heavy tetraquarks. In particular, I will show the results of a calculation of the ground state energy of the bbbb tetraquark, where b is a bottom quark, both in a non relativistic quark model and in a relativized quark-diquark model. My results support the existence of a bbbb tetraquark, with a mass of 18.72 – 18.75 GeV.