Strings in compactified gauge theories

Strings in compactified gauge theories

Project Abstract

The strong nuclear force is responsible for confining the quarks inside the nucleons. However, we still do not fully understand why confinement happens, thanks to the complexity of the mathematics that describes this force. One of the ways to simplify the mathematical description is to compactify one of the spatial dimensions over a circle. This enables us to analytically compute various physical observables that are otherwise very complicated to compute. The purpose of this project is to study the nature of the confining flux tube (string) between two quarks in compactified theories.

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