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A confinement criterion for gauge theories with matter fields

Jeff Greensite, San Francisco State University
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
PAT C-421

​A color neutral spectrum is a feature of QCD, but it is also a feature of gauge-Higgs theories in the Higgs regime. Is there any sense in which the word "confinement" distinguishes between these two cases? In this talk I will propose a generalization of the Wilson area-law criterion which is applicable to gauge theories with matter in the fundamental representation and which, like the area law, is stronger than the statement that asymptotic particlestates are massive color singlets.

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