# The strangeness content of the nucleon

Michael, C, McNeile, C, Hepburn, D and Collaboration, UKQCD
The strangeness content of the nucleon. Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl., 106. 293 - 295.

We evaluate the matrix element of $\bar{q} q$ in hadron states on a lattice. We find substantial mixing of the connected and disconnected contributions so that the lattice result that the disconnected contribution to the nucleon is large does not imply that the $\bar{s} s$ content is large. This has implications for dark matter searches.