The M.I.T. Bag Model in the Context of QCD

  • K. Johnson
Part of the Progress in Physics book series (PMP, volume 8)


The M.I.T. Bag Model (1, 2) has been generally successful in giving a simple and quantitative account of the quark structure of hadrons. It is not the purpose of this talk to recount the successes or short comings of the bag model. Instead, I will try to motivate the development of a possible “derivation” of the model from the fundamental theory of strong interactions, that is, from Quantum Chromodynamics.


Wave Function Light Quark Operator Product Expansion Casimir Energy Massless Quark 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Johnson
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  1. 1.Center for Theoretical Physics and Laboratory of Nuclear ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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