May 22 – 28, 2011
Centre Bonlieu
Europe/Zurich timezone

Continuous Time Monte Carlo for QCD in the Strong Coupling Limit

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Théâtre National (Centre Bonlieu)

Théâtre National

Centre Bonlieu

Board: 150
Poster QCD phase diagram


Dr Wolfgang Unger (ETH Zürich)


We present results for QCD in the strong coupling limit, obtained from a worm-type algorithm on a discrete spatial lattice but with continuous Euclidean time. This is obtained by sending both the anisotropy parameter $\gamma^2=a/a_t$ and $N_\tau$ to infinity at fixed temperature $T=\gamma^2/N_\tau$. The gain is that no continuum extrapolation for $N_\tau \rightarrow \infty$ has to be carried out. We contrast these computations with those obtained on discrete lattices for large $N_\tau$. We discuss the determination of the critical temperature for U(3) (purely mesonic) in the chiral limit, and the extension to SU(3) (baryons included) with a baryon chemical potential. We finally discuss the possibility of a continuous time worm algorithm at finite quark mass.

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Dr Wolfgang Unger (ETH Zürich)


Dr Philippe de Forcrand (ETH Zürich, CERN)

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