A perspective on pentaquarks

  • Robert Jaffe
  • Frank Wilczek
PLT - Plenary Talks

Abstract

Recent discoveries of manifestly exotic, narrow baryon resonances present a fundamental challenge for our theoretical understanding of low-energy QCD. This is a brief survey of their interpretation, emphasizing the possibility that diquark correlations are centrally involved. Many predictions and suggestions for future directions follow from that idea.

Keywords

Theoretical Understanding Fundamental Challenge Baryon Resonance Diquark Correlation Narrow Baryon Resonance 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Jaffe
    • 1
  • Frank Wilczek
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 

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