PortfolioHugo Reinhardt

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Academic title:
Prof. Dr.
Hugo Reinhardt
Organizational units:
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP)
Department of Physics

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In the research group, we are currently studying mainly three approaches to QCD and Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge: the canonical approach, the lattice formulation and the functional formalism. The canonical approach is based on studying the Hamiltonian operator and the state space theory. The lattice formulation discretises spacetime (forming a "lattice" of spacetime points as opposed to the continuous spacetime) and uses computing power to directly compute quantities of interest. The functional formalism considers the equations of motion for the Green´s functions of the theory (the Dyson-Schwinger equations). All these approaches have their strengths and weaknesses: comparing what is straightforward in one approach, we can learn about what is not obvious in another. One other point of interest for Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge is the fact that in 1+1 dimentions (one space and one time direction), the theory can be solved analytically and provides an ideal testing ground for techniques used in the 3+1 dimentional world.



since 2001
European Graduate College Basel - Graz - Tübingen "Hadrons in Vacuum, Nuclei and Stars". Properties of hadrons and simple hadronic systems like e.g. the pionium, the pion-nucleon interaction and the interaction between baryons are investigated experimentally and theoretically. Nucleus-nucleus collisions allow the study of…
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