Jun 5 – 9, 2023
Genova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

The $a_1(1260)$ meson from lattice QCD and phenomenology

Jun 8, 2023, 3:35 PM
DAD - Room 5L (Genova, Italy)

DAD - Room 5L

Genova, Italy

Contributed Light meson spectroscopy Light meson spectroscopy


Michael Doering (The George Washington University)


The $a_1(1260)$ is cleanly observed in $\tau$ decays and can therefore serve as a testbed for resonant three-body physics. The first calculation of a three-body resonance from lattice QCD and its mapping to the infinite volume is presented. In addition, the resulting three-body unitary amplitude is continued to complex energies allowing for the extraction of the $a_1$ pole and its branching ratios in $(\pi\rho)_S$ and $(\pi\rho)_D$ coupled channels. The very same amplitude can be used to fit experiment in the form of line shape data, paving the way for the consistent understanding of three-body resonance physics from first principles and phenomenology.

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Michael Doering (The George Washington University)

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