Resonance Electroproduction and the Origin of Mass
1 School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210093 China
2 Institute for Nonperturbative Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210093 China
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Published online: 22 September 2020
One of the greatest challenges within the Standard Model is to discover the source of visible mass. Indeed, this is the focus of a “Millennium Problem”, posed by the Clay Mathematics Institute. The answer is hidden within quantum chromodynamics (QCD); and it is probable that revealing the origin of mass will also explain the nature of confinement. In connection with these issues, this perspective will describe insights that have recently been drawn using contemporary methods for solving the continuum bound-state problem in relativistic quantum field theory and how they have been informed and enabled by modern experiments on nucleon-resonance electroproduction.
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