Jul 24 – 30, 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

A variational method for spectral functions

Jul 26, 2016, 2:40 PM
Building 67 Room 1003 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1003

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

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Mr Daniel Robaina (Institute for Nuclear Physics Mainz)


The Generalized Eigenvalue Problem (GEVP) has been intensively used in the past in order to reliably extract energy levels from time-dependent euclidean correlators calculated in Lattice QCD. We propose an alternative formulation of the GEVP in frequency space. Our approach consists in applying the model independent Backus-Gilbert method to a set of euclidean two-point functions with common quantum numbers. A GEVP analysis in frequency space is then applied to a matrix of estimators that allows us, among other things, to obtain particular linear combinations of the initial set of operators that optimally overlap to different local regions in frequency. This approach can be interesting both for vacuum physics as well as for finite temperature problems.

Primary authors

Mr Daniel Robaina (Institute for Nuclear Physics Mainz) Prof. Harvey B. Meyer (Institute for Nuclear Physics Mainz) Dr Tim Harris (Helmholtz-Institut Mainz)

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