Periodic Reporting for period 1 - GlueCore (Mapping the 3-dimensional gluon structure of the proton)
Reporting period: 2018-09-01 to 2020-08-31
The main goal of this project was to provide this new theoretical framework to properly access (un)polarized gluon TMDs through quarkonium production, also in view of the construction of new experimental facilities in Europe and the United States in the next decade, with the aim of collecting a wealth of data useful for gluon mapping.
This project brought new insights into our quest, as a society, of understanding the fundamental structure of matter. The same way as 3D imaging turned out to be revolutionary in many different ways for the man-kind, from medicine to location apps, the 3D mapping of nucleon structure will for sure have a tremendous impact in the future.
On the other hand, the project had a great impact on the career of the researcher, allowing him to get a permanent position in a university back in his home country.