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A Bayesian Analysis of QCD Sum Rules


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction and Review

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philipp Gubler
      Pages 3-9
    3. Philipp Gubler
      Pages 11-23
    4. Philipp Gubler
      Pages 25-50
    5. Philipp Gubler
      Pages 51-73
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Philipp Gubler
      Pages 97-121
  4. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Philipp Gubler
      Pages 151-154
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-190

About this book


The author develops a novel analysis method for QCD sum rules (QCDSR) by applying the maximum entropy method (MEM) to arrive at an analysis with less artificial assumptions than previously held. This is a first-time accomplishment in the field.

In this thesis, a reformed MEM for QCDSR is formalized and is applied to the sum rules of several channels: the light-quark meson in the vector channel, the light-quark baryon channel with spin and isospin 1/2, and several quarkonium channels at both zero and finite temperatures.

This novel technique of combining QCDSR with MEM is applied to the study of quarkonium in hot matter, which is an important probe of the quark-gluon plasma currently being created in heavy-ion collision experiments at RHIC and LHC.


Bayes’ Theorem Borel Sum Rule Bottomonium at Finite Temperature Charmonium at Finite Temperature Gaussian Sum Rule MEM Analysis Operator Product Expansion Parity Projection QCD Sum Rules

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Strangeness Nuclear Physics Laboratory,Nishina CenterWako, SaitamaJapan

About the authors

Dr. Philipp Gubler
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

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