Modern Perspectives in Lattice QCD: Quantum Field Theory and High Performance Computing: Lecture…

Hardcover | September 4, 2011

EditorLaurent Lellouch, Rainer Sommer, Benjamin Svetitsky

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The book is based on the lectures delivered at the XCIII Session of the Ecole de Physique des Houches, held in August, 2009. The aim of the event was to familiarize the new generation of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with the principles and methods of modern lattice field theory, whichaims to resolve fundamental, non-perturbative questions about QCD without uncontrolled approximations. The emphasis of the book is on the theoretical developments that have shaped the field in the last two decades and that have turned lattice gauge theory into a robust approach to the determination of low energy hadronic quantities and of fundamental parameters of the Standard Model. By way of introduction, the lectures begin by covering lattice theory basics, lattice renormalization and improvement, and the many faces of chirality. A later course introduces QCD at finite temperature and density. A broad view of lattice computation from the basics to recent developments wasoffered in a corresponding course. Extrapolations to physical quark masses and a framework for the parameterization of the low-energy physics by means of effective coupling constants is covered in a lecture on chiral perturbation theory. Heavy-quark effective theories, an essential tool forperforming the relevant lattice calculations, is covered from its basics to recent advances. A number of shorter courses round out the book and broaden its purview. These included recent applications to the nucleon - nucleon interation and a course on physics beyond the Standard Model.

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The book is based on the lectures delivered at the XCIII Session of the Ecole de Physique des Houches, held in August, 2009. The aim of the event was to familiarize the new generation of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with the principles and methods of modern lattice field theory, whichaims to resolve fundamental, non-perturbati...

Laurent Lellouch is the CNRS Research Director at the Centre de Physique Theorique and Universite Aix-Marseille II, France. Rainer Sommer is a researcher in the DESY theory group in Zeuthen at the John von Neumann Institute for Computing. Benjamin Svetitsky is a Professor of Physics in the Department of Paricle Physics at the School ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:760 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.8 inPublished:September 4, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. A. Pilar Hernandez: Lattice Field Theory Fundamentals2. P.Weisz: Renormalization and lattice artifacts3. A. Vladikas: Three Topics in Renormalization and Improvement4. D.B. Kaplan: Chiral Symmetry and Lattice Fermions5. O. Philipsen: Lattice QCD at non-zero temperature and baryon density6. M. Luscher: Computational Strategies in Lattice QCD7. S. Schaefer: Simulations with the Hybrid Monte Carlo Algorithm: Implementation and Data Analysis8. M. Golterman: Applications of chiral perturbation theory to lattice QCD9. R. Sommer: Introduction to Non-perturbative Heavy Quark Effective Theory10. L. Lellouch: Lattice Flavour Physics11. S. Aoki: Lattice QCD and Nuclear Physics12. Lattice Gauge Theory Beyond the Standard Model