Lattice QCD on non-orientable manifolds

Simon Mages, Bálint C. Tóth, Szabolcs Borsányi, Z. Fodor, S. Katz, Kálmán K. Szabó

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A common problem in lattice QCD simulations on the torus is the extremely long autocorrelation time of the topological charge, when one approaches the continuum limit. The reason is the suppressed tunneling between topological sectors. The problem can be addressed by replacing the torus with a different manifold. Here we propose to use a non-orientable manifold, and show how to define and simulate lattice QCD on it.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
VolumePart F128557
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event34th Annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2016 - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 24 2016Jul 30 2016

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    Mages, S., Tóth, B. C., Borsányi, S., Fodor, Z., Katz, S., & Szabó, K. K. (2016). Lattice QCD on non-orientable manifolds. Proceedings of Science, Part F128557.