|Date/Time:||Thursday, 19 May 2011 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||A401 Zaffarano Hall|
|Contact:||Prof. James Vary|
Gluonic pole matrix elements explain the appearance of single spin asymmetries (SSA) in high-energy scattering processes. They involve a combination of operators which are odd under time reversal (T-odd). Such matrix elements appear in principle both for parton distribution functions and parton fragmentation functions. We show that for parton fragmentation functions these gluonic pole matrix elements vanish as a consequence of the analytic structure of scattering amplitudes in Quantum Chromodynamics. This result is important in the study of the universality of transverse momentum dependent fragmentation functions.