24-30 July 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

New simulation strategies for lattice QCD

26 Jul 2016, 09:45
30m
Building 32 (EEE) Room 1015 and Building 67 (Nightingale) Room 1027 via video link (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 32 (EEE) Room 1015 and Building 67 (Nightingale) Room 1027 via video link

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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Speaker

Dr Michael Endres (MIT)

Description

Despite the numerous successful applications of lattice QCD in nuclear and particle theory, fundamental algorithmic challenges remain. Among those, relevant for numerical studies of QCD on a space time torus, is topological freezing--a form of critical slowing down, which becomes particularly severe for lattice spacing less than 0.05 fm. In this talk, I will highlight several recently proposed simulation strategies for ameliorating the problem of topological freezing, discussing both the advantages and disadvantages of such approaches. Then, I will turn focus toward strategies for addressing critical slowing down in a more general context.

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