Nonperturbative calculations in light-front QED

Sophia Chabysheva

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The methods of light-front quantization and Pauli-Villars regularization are applied to a nonper-turbative calculation of the dressed-electron state in quantum electrodynamics. This is intended as a test of the methods in a gauge theory, as a precursor to possible methods for the nonperturbative solution of quantum chromodynamics. The electron state is truncated to include at most two photons and no positrons in the Fock basis, and the wave functions of the dressed state are used to compute the electrons's anomalous magnetic moment. A choice of regularization that preserves the chiral symmetry of the massless limit is critical for the success of the calculation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number010
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventLight Cone 2010 on Relativistic Hadronic and Particle Physics, LC 2010 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jun 14 2010Jun 18 2010


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