Lattice Gauge Theory for Nuclear Physics

Kostas Orginos
2012 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Quantum Chromodynamcs (QCD) is now established as the theory of strong interactions. A plethora of hadronic physics phenomena can be explained and described by QCD. From the early days of QCD, it was clear that low energy phenomena require a non-perturbative approach. Lattice QCD is a non-perturbative formulation of QCD that is particularly suited for numerical calculations. Today, supercomputers have achieved performance capable of performing calculations that allow us to understand complex
more » ... nomena that arise from QCD. In this talk I will review the most recent results, relevant to nuclear physics. In particular, I will focus on results relevant to the structure and interactions of hadrons. Finally, I will comment on the opportunities opening up as we approach the era of exaflop computing.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/403/1/012043 fatcat:kc2amrtol5hdjki6vyrr26aarm