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Neutron Electric Dipole Moment from the Theta Term with Overlap Fermions

Aug 9, 2022, 2:20 PM
CP1-HSZ/Ground-0.001 - HS3 (CP1-HSZ)

CP1-HSZ/Ground-0.001 - HS3


Oral Presentation QCD in searches for physics beyond the Standard Model QCD in searches for physics beyond the Standard Model


Keh-Fei Liu (University of Kentucky)


We report our calculation of the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) induced by the theta term. We use overlap fermions on three 2+1-flavor RBC/UKQCD domain wall lattices with pion mass ranging from ~300 to ~500 MeV. The use of lattice chiral fermions guarantees a correct chiral limit even at finite lattice spacings and enables us to reliably extrapolate our result from heavy pion masses to the physical point. Furthermore, by utilizing the partially-quenched chiral extrapolation formula, several valence pion points are added to better constrain the chiral extrapolation. With the help of the cluster decomposition error reduction (CDER) technique and a large amount of statistics accumulated, the statistical uncertainty is effectively controlled. We also carefully check the systematic uncertainties from the two-state fits, the momentum extrapolation, the chiral extrapolation and the CDER technique.

Primary authors

Gen Wang Prof. Jian Liang (South China Normal University) Keh-Fei Liu (University of Kentucky) Prof. Terrence Draper (University of Kentucky) Yi-Bo Yang

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