The search for exotic hadrons
State Research Center ‘Institute of High Energy Physics’, ul. Pobedy 1, Protvino, Moscow Region, 142280, Russian Federation
The recent experimental data of a search for exotic hadrons — mesons and baryons — are presented in an accessible style. The expected properties of these hadron states and methods of their identification are discussed. Evidence for exotic hidden-strangeness baryons and various hybrid mesons is analyzed and the results of a search for heavy exotic strange-charmed pentabaryons are summarized.