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

Lattice QCD on non-orientable manifolds - part I

Jul 25, 2016, 3:15 PM
Building 67 Room 1003 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1003

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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Dr Simon Mages (Forschungszentrum Jülich)


A common problem in lattice QCD simulations on the torus is the extremely long autocorrelation time of the topological charge, when one approaches the continuum limit. The reason is the suppressed tunneling between topological sectors. The problem can be addressed by replacing the torus with a different manifold. Here we propose to use a non-orientable manifold, and show how to define and simulate lattice QCD on it. Part I focuses on the motivation and general introduction of our construction.

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Dr Simon Mages (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

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