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ACES Seminar
Friday - April 29, 2011
12:00 noon
Physics Research Building - Room 595
3 Cummington Street

David Schaich - ACES Trainee

"Lattice QCD -- and Beyond"

Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is the fundamental theory of the strong nuclear force. The formulation of QCD on a space-time lattice has helped physicists gain a deeper understanding of the theory through high-performance computing. Although numerical investigations of lattice QCD have been underway for decades, in recent years this work has reached an unprecedented level of maturity. We have also begun to use lattice methods to study more exotic theories beyond QCD, including theories that attempt to explain the origin of elementary particles' masses. In this talk I will present an overview of lattice QCD -- and beyond -- for computational scientists. I will discuss the questions we aim to answer, the methods we use, the challenges we face and the new opportunities we look forward to in the future.







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