PLT - Plenary Talks
A perspective on pentaquarks
Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139,
Accepted: 6 February 2004
Published online: 24 February 2004
Recent discoveries of manifestly exotic, narrow baryon resonances present a fundamental challenge for our theoretical understanding of low-energy QCD. This is a brief survey of their interpretation, emphasizing the possibility that diquark correlations are centrally involved. Many predictions and suggestions for future directions follow from that idea.
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004