Aug 8 – 13, 2022
Hörsaalzentrum Poppelsdorf
Europe/Berlin timezone

Translating topological benefits in very cold master-field simulations

Aug 8, 2022, 2:40 PM
CP1-HSZ/1st-1.001 - HS5 (CP1-HSZ)

CP1-HSZ/1st-1.001 - HS5


Oral Presentation Theoretical Developments and Applications beyond Particle Physics Theoretical Developments


Anthony Francis


Master-field simulations offer an approach to lattice QCD in which calculations are performed on a small number of large-volume gauge-field configurations. This is advantageous for simulations in which the global topological charge is frozen due to a very fine lattice spacing, as the effect of this on observables is suppressed by the spacetime volume. Here we make use of the recently developed Stabilised Wilson Fermions to investigate a variation of the master-field approach in which only the temporal direction (T) is taken larger than in traditional calculations. As compared to a hyper-cubic master-field geometry, this has the advantage that finite-L effects can be useful, e.g. for multi-hadron observables, while compared to open boundary conditions time-translation invariance is not lost.

In this proof-of-concept contribution, we study the idea of using very cold, i.e. long-T, lattices to topologically 'defrost' observables at fine lattice spacing. We identify the scalar-scalar meson two-point correlation function as useful probe and present first results from Nf=3 ensembles with time extents up to T=2304 and a lattice spacing of a=0.055fm.

Primary authors

Anthony Francis Jeremy R Green (School of Mathematics and Hamilton Mathematics Institute, Trinity College) Marco Cè (AEC and ITP, Universität Bern) Mattia Bruno (INFN, Milan Bicocca and Milan Bicocca U.) Max Hansen (University of Edinburgh) Savvas Zafeiropoulos (Marseille, CPT)

Presentation materials