Chiral Perturbation Theory: Introduction and Applications

Brian Bunton

Chiral perturbation theory is a powerful effective field theory in the realm of low energies. My talk will begin with an introduction to effective field theory. I will review the Standard Model and hadronic structure. The concept of chiral symmetry will be introduced, and then I will break it (gently). I will then present a theory that exploits chiral perturbation and comment upon salient features and their applications. Finally, I will present a dusting of my work and attempt to explain how it fits in.  

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