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

Applications of Jarzynski's relation in lattice gauge theories

26 Jul 2016, 17:10
20m
Building 67 Room 1007 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1007

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Talk Algorithms and Machines Algorithms and Machines

Speaker

Mr Alessandro Nada (Università di Torino & INFN, Torino)

Description

Jarzynski's equality is a well-known result in statistical mechanics, relating free-energy differences between equilibrium ensembles with fluctuations in the work performed during non-equilibrium transformations from one ensemble to the other. In this talk, an extension of this relation to lattice gauge theory will be presented, along with numerical results for the $Z_2$ gauge model in three dimensions and for the equation of state in SU(2) Yang-Mills theory in four dimensions. Then, further applications will be discussed, in particular for the Schroedinger functional and for the study of QCD in strong magnetic fields.

Primary authors

Mr Alessandro Nada (Università di Torino & INFN, Torino) Ms Arianna Toniato (CP3-Origins & Danish IAS, University of Southern Denmark) Dr Gianluca Costagliola (Università di Torino & INFN, Torino) Prof. Marco Panero (Università di Torino & INFN, Torino) Prof. Michele Caselle (Università di Torino & INFN, Torino)

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