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Modern Perspectives in Lattice QCD: Quantum Field Theory and High Performance Computing: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 93, August 2009

Laurent Lellouch, Rainer Sommer, Benjamin Svetitsky, Anastassios Vladikas, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo


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 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral Fellows with the principles and methods of modern lattice field theory, which Is set 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 ... More

Keywords: Lattice QCD, Quantum Field Theory, Computational Physics, Renormalization and Improvement, Chiral symmetry and Lattice QCD, Chiral Perturbation Theory, Lattice QCD at non-zero temperature and density, Nuclear Physics, Heavy Quark Effective Theory, Flavour Physics and CP-violation, Lattice Gauge Theory Beyond the Standard Model

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199691609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurent Lellouch, editor
Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS and Université Aix-Marseille II, France

Rainer Sommer, editor
John von Neumann Institute for Computing, DESY, Zeuthen, Germany

Benjamin Svetitsky, editor
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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1 Lattice field theory fundamentals

M. Pilar HERNÁNDEZ Departamento de Fisica Teòrica and IFIC Universidad de Valencia and CSIC Apart. 22085, 46071 Valencia

2 Renormalization and lattice artifacts

Peter WEISZ Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Föhringer Ring 6, D-80805 München, Germany

3 Three topics in renormalization and improvement

Anastassios VLADIKAS INFN - “Tor Vergata”, c/o Department of Physics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, I-00133 Rome, Italy

4 Chiral symmetry and lattice fermions

David B. KAPLAN Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1550 Lectures delivered at the Les Houches Ecole d’Ete de Physique Thheorique

5 Lattice QCD at non-zero temperature and baryon density

Owe PHILIPSEN Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str.9, 48149 Münster, Germany

6 Computational strategies in lattice QCD

Martin Lüscher Physics Department, CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland

7 Simulations with the Hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm: implementation and data analysis

Stefan Schaefer Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Institut fur Physik, Newtonstr. 15, 12489 Berlin, Germany

8 Applications of chiral perturbation theory to lattice QCD

Maarten Golterman Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA

9 Non-perturbative heavy quark effective theory

Rainer Sommer NIC, DESY, Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen, Germany

10 Lattice QCD and nuclear physics

Sinya Aoki Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences,University of Tsukuba Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan Lectures delivered at the Ecole d’Ete de Physique Theorique, Les Houches

11 Flavor physics and lattice quantum chromodynamics

LAURENT LELLOUCH Centre de Physique Théorique1 Case 907 CNRS Luminy Université de la Mediterranée (Aix-Marseille II) F-13288 Marseille Cedex 9 France

12 Lattice gauge theory beyond the Standard Model

Thomas Appelquist and Ethan T. Neil Department of Physics, Sloane Laboratory, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, 06520, USA