Our research group is engaged in the field of hadron spectroscopy, focusing on understanding the complex interactions and configurations of particles constituted by quarks and gluons. We navigate the complex terrain between nuclear and particle physics, meticulously exploring the vast spectrum of the hadronic world with a primary emphasis on exotic multiquark configurations such as pentaquarks, tetraquarks, elusive glueballs, and hybrids. Our investigations also probe into scenarios where hadrons simultaneously exhibit properties characteristic of both atomic structures and quark-gluon states.
As a member of the LHCb collaboration, our group covers a broad range of activities, encompassing the operation of the LHCb experiment at CERN, maintenance and operation of the Scintillating Fiber detector, work on particle-collision event reconstruction, extraction of reaction-specific data samples, and advanced data analysis. Our engagement also extends to valuable collaborative ties with the light-meson spectroscopy community, where we actively contribute to the data analysis of the COMPASS experiment. The profound cross-field connections between heavy and light flavor physics enable us to traverse a spectrum of hadron phenomena, enriching our understanding and capabilities in particle physics research.
In addition, our group excels in bridging theory and experiment, seamlessly integrating models with experimental data to deepen our understanding of hadronic matter. We maintain robust partnerships with experimental and theoretical groups nationally and internationally, ensuring a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to our work in exploring the hadronic world.
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