9-14 September 2018
University of Ferrara
Europe/Rome timezone

Extracting the scalar dynamical polarizabilities from real Compton scattering data

11 Sep 2018, 17:20
A10 (Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33)


Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33

Parallel Sessions Low Energy Spin Physics with Lepton, Photon and Hadron Probes Low Energy Spin Physics with Lepton, Photon and Hadron Probes


Paolo Pedroni (INFN-Pavia)


In this presentation I will discuss the results of a recent work on the extraction of the scalar dipole dynamic polarizabilities (DDPs) from proton Real Compton Scattering (RCS) data below pion production threshold. The dynamical polarizabilities are energy dependent functions which parametrize the response of the internal degrees of freedom of the proton to an external, real-photon field of arbitrary energy. As such, they contain enriched information with respect to the static polarizabilities defined in the limit of zero-frequency photon field. After the description of the theoretical framework, which combines dispersion relations, the low-energy expansion and a multipole decomposition of the scattering amplitude, I will discuss the statistical analysis, based on the parametric bootstrap technique, that has been used for this evaluation. This statistical tool have been applied for the first time to analyze RCS data, and has been crucial to overcome problems inherent to the analysis of the available data set. I will present the main advantages of this fitting method, including preliminary results about the statistical interpretation of the chi-squared function when also systematical errors are taken into account. Finally, I will show new results for the extraction of the static polarizabilities alpha and beta, using subtracted dispersion relations and the bootstrap technique.

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