Dec 15 – 16, 2022
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Europe/London timezone

Spectral Reconstruction in NRQCD using the Backus-Gilbert Method

Dec 15, 2022, 2:30 PM
Ph8 (zoom room 1) (Centre for Particle Theory, Durham)

Ph8 (zoom room 1)

Centre for Particle Theory, Durham

Department of Physics Durham University South Road Durham DH1 3LE
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Ben Page (Swansea University)


Reconstructing the spectrum of QCD in the non-relativistic regime involves the inversion of a Laplace transform. For noisy lattice data, this process is numerically unstable and requires treatment to avoid the emergence of infinitely many spectra. One such treatment is the Backus-Gilbert method, originally applied to seismic wave data, now deployed in the reconstruction of heavy bottomonium meson spectra. We then conclude with a discussion of properties of the Laplace transform and how they may be manipulated to improve the resolution of the reconstruction.

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Ben Page (Swansea University)


Prof. Chris Allton (Swansea University) Prof. Seyong Kim (Sejong University)

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