FDSA 2014


Future Directions in Spectroscopy Analysis
November 18-20, 2014
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Newport News, VA

Venue: Test Lab 1227
Directions to meeting room


This is an exciting period in hadron spectroscopy. Electron-positron collider experiments BaBar and Belle have produced unexpected surprises in the heavy flavor sector, while data on hadron targets of unprecedented statistics have been taken in experiments at CERN by COMPASS and LHCb allowing a search for smaller signals for long sought light and heavy resonances. Even more data is to come in the years ahead from CLAS12 and GlueX at Jefferson Lab, and PANDA at FAIR beyond that.  The clear identification of states predicted by QCD, in which gluons contribute to their spin and parity is the goal of the JLab experiments.  A deeper understanding of the dynamics of confinement that binds constituents to make the rich variety of hadrons that have (and will be) observed is the aim. The identification and detailed examination of short-lived states require analysis tools of a precision that matches the data to come. The JLab Physics Analysis Center project started just over a year ago to link interested experimentalists and theorists around the world to construct these tools. At this workshop, progress made over the past year will be reviewed. The goal is then to set out the direction for future analysis projects within the wider hadron physics community.

This workshop is intended to be interactive, with all participants contributing to discussions on the topics of the meeting. There will be a few "formal" presentations each day.  The organizers have already contacted some of these presenters. If we haven't contacted you and you would like to be considered for such a presentation, please email your request with details to Adam Szczepaniak and Michael Pennington.

Topics to include:

  • Amplitude Analysis tools
  • Reaction mechanisms
  • Role of Regge phenomenology
  • S-matrix tools
  • Implementing unitarity
  • The XYZ of hadrons
  • Lattice predictions for masses and decays
  • QCD-inspired models as guides to production and decay
  • Hadro- and photo-production: a synergy


Group Photo