Issues and Opportunities in Exotic Hadrons

R. A. Briceño, T. D. Cohen, S. Coito, J. J. Dudek, E. Eichten, C. S. Fischer, M. Fritsch, W. Gradl, A. Jackura, M. Kornicer, G. Krein, R. F. Lebed, F. A. MacHado, R. E. Mitchell, C. J. Morningstar, M. Peardon, M. R. Pennington, K. Peters, J. M. Richard, C. P. ShenM. R. Shepherd, T. Skwarnicki, E. S. Swanson, A. P. Szczepaniak, C. Z. Yuan

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The last few years have been witness to a proliferation of new results concerning heavy exotic hadrons. Experimentally, many new signals have been discovered that could be pointing towards the existence of tetraquarks, pentaquarks, and other exotic configurations of quarks and gluons. Theoretically, advances in lattice field theory techniques place us at the cusp of understanding complex coupled-channel phenomena, modelling grows more sophisticated, and effective field theories are being applied to an ever greater range of situations. It is thus an opportune time to evaluate the status of the field. In the following, a series of high priority experimental and theoretical issues concerning heavy exotic hadrons is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042001
JournalChinese Physics C
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2016


  • exotic hadrons
  • hadronic physics
  • pentaquark
  • tetraquark

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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