The elementary particle called quarks combine together to form mesons. For heavy quarks the masses of the mesons can be obtained by numerically solving Schrodinger’s equation (from quantum mechanics) with a suitable potential (see http://de.arxiv.org/abs/0805.2704 for example). The potential can be modified to predict the masses of hybrid mesons. The aim of the project is write a code to solve Schrodinger’s equation to compute the masses of heavy mesons and hybrid mesons.
Supervisor: Dr Craig McNeile