This is an introductory review of central topics in hadron physics that are addressed by high intensity, continuous electron beam facilities in the multi-GeV range. Exclusive processes are a crucial tool for increasing our knowledge of hadron wave functions beyond what can be learned from studies of hard inclusive processes. Data shows precocious scaling, suggesting a simple underlying picture. Important conceptual advances in the application of PQCD is being made.
- Pub Date:
- November 1999
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- Talk given at the Workshop on the development of future linear electron-positron colliders for particle physics studies and for research using free electon lasers, Lund, Sweden, 23-25 September 1999. 9 pages, 3 figures