### Conveners

#### Plenary Session

- Robert Edwards (JLAB)

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- Yoshinobu Kuramashi (University of Tsukuba/RIKEN AICS)

#### Plenary Session

- Constantia Alexandrou (University of Cyprus and The Cyprus Institute)

#### Plenary Session

- James Zanotti (University of Adelaide)

#### Plenary Session

- Junko Shigemitsu (OSU)

#### Plenary Session

- Andreas Kronfeld (Fermilab)

#### Plenary Session

- Sandor Katz Katz (Eotvos University, Budapest)

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- David Lin (NCTU)

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- Anna Hasenfratz (University of Colorado)

#### Plenary Session: Conference Closing

- Norman Christ (Columbia University)

Urs Wenger
(University of Bern)

7/25/16, 9:15 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

From Spin Models to Lattice QCD – the Scientific Legacy of Peter Hasenfratz

Prof.
Chuan Liu
(Peking University)

7/25/16, 9:45 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

I review the recent lattice results on spectroscopy and resonances in the past years.
For the conventional hadron spectrum computations,
focus has been put on the isospin breaking effects, QED effects, and simulations near the
physical point. I then go through several single-channel scattering studies
using Luescher formalism which has matured over the past years.
The topics cover light...

Dr
David Wilson
(University of Cambridge)

7/25/16, 10:30 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

Excited states in hadron physics are seen as resonances in the scattering of lighter stable hadrons like $\pi$, $K$ and $\eta$. Many decay into multiple final states necessitating coupled-channel analyses. Recently it has become possible to obtain coupled-channel scattering amplitudes from lattice QCD. Using large diverse bases of operators it is possible to obtain reliable finite volume...

Prof.
Hartmut Wittig
(University of Mainz)

7/25/16, 11:30 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

The overall accuracy of the Standard Model prediction of the anomalous
magnetic moment of the muon is currently limited by hadronic
effects. I review the status of lattice QCD calculations, aimed at
providing precise estimates for the hadronic vacuum polarisation and
hadronic light-by-light scattering contributions, respectively. In the
case of the leading hadronic vacuum polarisation...

Sergei Dubovsky
(NYU)

7/25/16, 12:15 PM

Plenary Session

Talk

I will review recent advances in describing the dynamics of the QCD string (confining flux tube) both on theoretical and on lattice sides. I will argue that combined efforts of theorists and lattice practitioners may result in a dramatic progress in our understanding of the world sheet theory of the QCD string in the nearest future.

Prof.
Martin Savage
(Institute for Nuclear Theory)

7/26/16, 9:00 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

Lattice QCD is making good progress toward calculating the structure and properties of light nuclei and the forces between nucleons. These calculations will ultimately
refine the nuclear forces, particularly in the three- and four-nucleon sector and the
short-distance interactions of nucleons with electroweak currents, and allow for a reduction of uncertainties in nuclear many-body...

Dr
Michael Endres
(MIT)

7/26/16, 9:45 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

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...

Dr
Shinji Takeda
(Kanazawa University)

7/26/16, 10:15 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

In this talk, I will review the recent progress of tensor network approaches;
Hamiltonian/Hilbert-space approach and Lagrangian/path-integral approach,
whose striking feature is free of the sign problem.
As examples, I will show some results of CP(N-1) model including theta-term and other models.
Finally, I will address outstanding problems and discuss future prospects.

Dr
Sara Collins
(University of Regensburg)

7/26/16, 11:15 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

Recent calculations of hadron structure observables and related
technical and theoretical advances are reviewed. A wealth of
information on the properties of hadrons can be provided by lattice
methods such as their wavefunctions, response to electromagnetic, weak
or beyond the Standard Model probes and their internal dynamics in
terms of the contributions from quarks and gluons. Progress...

Prof.
Huey-Wen Lin
(Michigan State University)

7/26/16, 12:00 PM

Plenary Session

Talk

Studying the structure of nucleons is not only important to understanding the strong interactions of quarks and gluons, but also to improving the precision of new-physics searches.
Since a broad class of experiments, including the LHC and dark-matter detection, require Standard-Model backgrounds with parton distribution functions (PDFs) as inputs for disentangling SM contributions from...

Monika Blanke
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

7/28/16, 9:00 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

In this talk I review the implications of recent lattice QCD results on the phenomenology of flavour and CP-violating meson decays. Precise lattice QCD results for hadronic matrix elements, decay constants and form factors play a crucial role in the determination of CKM matrix elements and in the identification of possible new physics contributions to flavour violating observables. I also...

ran zhou
(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

7/28/16, 9:45 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

Heavy meson decays are used to extract the fundamental parameters
in Standard Model such as CKM matrix elements and probe new physics
beyond the Standard Model. Lattice QCD provides a non-perturbative
method to calculate the matrix elements in these processes. In this talk, I
will review recent progress in the study of B and D meson
decay constants, semileptonic decay form factors, B and...

Dr
Amy Nicholson
(UC Berkeley)

7/28/16, 10:15 AM

Hadron Structure

Talk

While the discovery of non-zero neutrino masses is one of the most important accomplishments by physicists in the past century, it is still unknown how and in what form these masses arise. Lepton number-violating neutrinoless double beta decay is a natural consequence of Majorana neutrinos and many BSM theories, and several experimental efforts are involved in the search for these processes....

Agostino Patella
(CERN and Plymouth U.)

7/28/16, 11:15 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

When aiming at a percent precision in hadronic quantities calculated by means of lattice simulations, isospin breaking effects become relevant. These are of two kinds: up/down mass splitting and electromagnetic corrections. In order to properly account for the latter, a consistent formulation of electrically-charged states in finite volume is needed. In fact on a periodic torus Gauss' law and...

Prof.
Heng-Tong Ding
(Central China Normal University)

7/29/16, 9:00 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

I will review some recent selected results from Lattice QCD computations at nonzero temperature and density.

Prof.
Seyong Kim
(Sejong University)

7/29/16, 9:45 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

Heavy quark system offers opportunities and challenges for theoretical (and experimental) investigations on the properties of Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). Here, recent progresses in the studies of heavy quarks and quarkonia in QGP are discussed. In particular, the results from the calculation of heavy quark kinetic/chemical equilibration in QGP and those from the studies of quarkonia behaviors at...

Prof.
Kurt Langfeld
(Plymouth University)

7/29/16, 10:15 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

Although Monte Carlo calculations using Importance Sampling have matured into the most widely employed method for determining first principle results in QCD, they spectacularly fail for theories with a sign problem or for which certain rare configurations play an important role. Non-Markovian Random walks, based upon iterative refinements of the density-of-states, overcome such overlap...

Prof.
Aleksi Kurkela
(CERN and Univ. Stavanger)

7/29/16, 11:15 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

Phenomenology of Heavy Ions and LQCD

Prof.
Hiroshi Suzuki
(Kyushu University)

7/29/16, 12:00 PM

Plenary Session

Talk

It is conceivable that the construction of the energy-momentum tensor in lattice field theory enlarges our ability in lattice field theory and also deepens our understanding on the energy-momentum tensor in the non-pertubative level. In this talk, I will review recent developments in this enterprise.

Prof.
Claudio Pica
(University of Southern Denmark)

7/30/16, 9:00 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

After the discovery of the Higgs boson, the primary objective of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments is to identify new physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). In fact, both ATLAS and CMS are providing precision tests of the Higgs sector and tantalizing hints of new, unexpected resonances.
One of the most intriguing possibilities would be the discovery of non-perturbative phenomena...

Dr
Enrico Rinaldi
(LLNL)

7/30/16, 9:45 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

Models of composite dark matter, originating from a new strongly coupled dark sector, have a very interesting phenomenology.
To make robust predictions in these models one often needs to investigate non-perturbative effects due to the strong self interactions.
Lattice field theory methods and numerical simulations are well suited for this task and contribute to a solid uncertainty...

Prof.
David Kaplan
(Institute for Nuclear Theory)

7/30/16, 10:15 AM

Theoretical Developments

Talk

I review some of the different approaches that have been pursued in attempting to define chiral gauge theories on the lattice, all of which are procedures for eliminating unwanted mirror fermions from the theory. I then discuss a recently published proposal with D. Grabowska that combines domain wall fermions with gradient flow as a new idea for how to decouple the mirror fermions, and which...

Prof.
Tony Hey
(STFC)

7/30/16, 11:15 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

This talk will discuss three current trends in computing: quantum computers; data-intensive computing and the recent resurgence in AI and Machine Learning; Exascale computing and the end of Moore’s Law. Although Richard Feynman is famous for his Nobel Prize for QED and his Feynman Diagrams, and for his three volume set of Lectures on Physics, it is not so well-known that he gave lectures on...

Prof.
Peter Boyle
(University of Edinburgh)

7/30/16, 11:45 AM

Plenary Session

Talk

I will discuss the evolution of architectures for QCD with a focus
on the interplay between architecture, engineering, data motion and algorithms.
I also discuss recent progress in performance programming strategies and algorithms.