1-3 August 2016
Plymouth University
Europe/London timezone
The 14th International workshop on QCD in extreme conditions, Aug. 1-3 2016

Topological visualisation techniques to enhance understanding of lattice QCD simulations

1 Aug 2016, 17:25
2h 5m
Portland Square (Plymouth University)

Portland Square

Plymouth University

Drake Circus Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, UK
Poster QCD phase diagram Poster session


Mr Dean Thomas (Swansea University)


Topology driven techniques are an important and established tool in volume visualisation computer graphics; however, they have yet to see widespread adoption in the lattice QCD community. In comparison to traditional isosurfacing algorithms they offer a number of advantages including faster rendering speeds and enhanced data exploration possibilities. The ability to summarise the topology of a scalar field is achieved using various graph based data structures and algorithms. In our work we use these techniques to visualise and quantify the topological effects experienced in SU(2) lattice gauge theory as chemical potential is varied.

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Mr Dean Thomas (Swansea University)


Dr Rita Borgo (Swansea University) Prof. Simon Hands (Swansea University)

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