Completed Doctoral Dissertation at the Institute of Kernphysik

April 18, 2023

We congratulate Dr. Oleksandra Deineka on completing her PhD dissertation titled

Coupled-channel dynamics in hadronic systems

This thesis is dedicated to the dispersion relation approach, which is built upon the  unitarity and analyticity properties of the scattering matrix.  We apply it to study the pion-pion and pion-kaon scattering, in which the lightest scalar resonances show up. The knowledge of the pion-pion amplitude allows us to perform an analysis of the double-virtual photon-photon scattering to two pions, which contributes to the hadronic light-by-light scattering part of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. We also consider the two photon fusion reaction with D-meson pair in the final state, which is expected to contain two charmonium resonances.

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