Prof.
Dean Lee
(Michigan State University)

7/23/18, 9:20 AM

Plenary

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a DOE national user facility being built at Michigan State University that will be a world leader in rare nuclear isotopes. The first part of the talk is an overview of the design and current status of the facility. The second part discusses the impact of FRIB on nuclear science, astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, and societal applications. ...

Emanuele Mereghetti
(Los Alamos National Laboratory)

7/23/18, 10:00 AM

Plenary

Low-energy tests of fundamental symmetries are extremely sensitive probes of physics beyond the Standard Model (SM), reaching scales that are comparable, if not higher, than directly accessible at the energy frontier. The interpretation of low-energy precision experiments and their connection with models of BSM physics relies on controlling the theoretical uncertainties induced by the...

Dr
Evan Berkowitz
(Forschungszentrum Jülich)

7/23/18, 11:00 AM

Plenary

Anchoring the nuclear interaction in QCD is a long-outstanding problem in nuclear physics. While the lattice community has made enormous progress in mesonic physics and single nucleon physics, continuum-limit physical-point multi-nucleon physics has remained out of reach. I will review CalLat's strategy for multi-nucleon spectroscopy and our latest results.

Prof.
Claudia Ratti Ratti
(University of Houston)

7/23/18, 11:30 AM

Plenary

In the last few years, numerical simulations of QCD on the lattice have reached a new level of accuracy. A wide range of thermodynamic quantities is now available in the continuum limit and for physical quark masses. This allows a comparison with measurements from heavy ion collisions for the first time. I will review the state-of-the-art results from lattice simulations of QCD thermodynamics...

7/23/18, 12:30 PM

Donald Sinclair
(Argonne National Laboratory)

7/23/18, 2:00 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We are applying complex-Langevin simulations to lattice QCD at finite
quark-number chemical potential $\mu$ and zero temperature. While we observe
some improvement as we move to weaker coupling we only find agreement with the
expected physics at very small and at large $\mu$. It has been observed by
others that at least part of the problem is that at small and even zero $\mu$
the gauge...

Prof.
Norman Christ
(Columbia University)

7/23/18, 2:00 PM

Algorithms and Machines

The analysis of the Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) algorithm developed by Luscher and Schaefer is generalized to include Fourier acceleration. We show for the $\phi^4$ theory examined by Luscher and Schaefer that Fourier acceleration removes the non-renormalizable, singular behavior which they discovered and likely defines a renormalizable theory for the five-dimensional correlation functions in...

Dr
Krzysztof Cichy
(Adam Mickiewicz University)

7/23/18, 2:00 PM

Hadron Structure

Using the approach proposed a few years ago by X. Ji, it has become feasible to extract parton distribution functions (PDFs) from lattice QCD, a task thought to be practically impossible before Ji's proposal. In this talk, we discuss the recent progress in this approach concerning renormalization and matching and we set the stage for the following talk where results by the ETM Collaboration...

Dr
Enrico Rinaldi
(RIKEN BNL Research Center)

7/23/18, 2:00 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Fundamental symmetry tests of baryon number violation in low-energy experiments can test beyond the Standard Model explanations of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe.
Neutron-antineutron oscillations are predicted to be a signature of many baryogenesis mechanisms involving low-scale baryon number violation.
This work presents the first complete lattice quantum chromodynamics...

Jack Laiho
(University of Glasgow)

7/23/18, 2:00 PM

Applications Beyond QCD

We present a study of the relative lattice spacing of different ensembles in the Euclidean dynamical triangulations approach to quantum gravity. We study the quantum fluctuations of the semiclassical backgrounds about de Sitter space following a similar analysis in causal dynamical triangulations and show how this can be used to determine the relative lattice spacing in our analysis. The...

Dr
Shoichiro Tsutsui
(High Energy Accelerator Research Organization)

7/23/18, 2:20 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Exploring the phase diagram of QCD at finite density is a challenging problem since first-principle calculations based on standard Monte Carlo methods suffer from the sign problem. As a promising approach to this issue, the complex Langevin method (CLM) has been pursued
intensively.
In this talk, we investigate the applicability of the CLM in the vicinity of the deconfinement phase...

Mr
Scott Bassler
(Syracuse University)

7/23/18, 2:20 PM

Applications Beyond QCD

We study the curvature-curvature correlator for quantum gravity in the case of degenerate Euclidean Dynamical Triangulations, drawing on recent insights to modify the procedure for calculating connected correlation functions to reduce finite size effects. We find asymptotically a positive norm state, and a decay consistent with a power law, but cannot yet resolve what this power is in the...

Jun-sik Yoo
(Stony Brook University)

7/23/18, 2:20 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Proton decay is one of possible signatures of baryon number violation, which has to exist to explain the baryon asymmetry and the existence of nuclear matter. Proton decays must be mediated through effective low-energy baryon number violating operators made of three quarks and a lepton. We calculate matrix elements of these operators between an initial proton and various final pseudoscalar...

Ms
Aurora Scapellato
(University of Cyprus - University Of Wuppertal)

7/23/18, 2:20 PM

Hadron Structure

Parton distribution functions (PDFs) provide a detailed description of hadron structure and are crucial inputs in analyses of collider data.
PDFs have a non-perturbative nature and Lattice QCD provides an appropriate framework of their extraction.
We present results on the iso-vector quasi-quark distribution functions using an ensemble of $N_f=2$ degenerate light quarks
in the twisted...

Mr
Yidi Zhao
(Columbia University)

7/23/18, 2:20 PM

Algorithms and Machines

In hybrid Monte Carlo evolution, by imposing a physical gauge condition, simple Fourier acceleration can be used to generate conjugate momenta and potentially reduce critical slowing down. This modified gauge evolution algorithm does not change the gauge-independent properties of the resulting gauge field configurations. We describe this algorithm and present results from our first...

Xiaoyong Jin
(ANL)

7/23/18, 2:40 PM

Algorithms and Machines

We present a modification of the hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm for
tackling the critical slowing down of generating Markov chains of
lattice gauge configurations towards the continuum limit. We propose
a new method to exchange information between an ensemble of Markov
Chains, and use it to construct an approximate inverse Hessian
matrix of the action inspired from Quasi-Newton algorithms...

Mr
Raghav Govind Jha
(Syracuse University)

7/23/18, 2:40 PM

Applications Beyond QCD

We consider the lattice gravity model based on Euclidean dynamical triangulations incorporating degenerate tiling with a non-trivial measure term and couple it minimally to a scalar field in the quenched approximation. Our preliminary results suggest a multiplicative renormalization for the mass of the scalar field which is consistent with the shift symmetry of the discretized lattice action....

Dr
Yong Zhao
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

7/23/18, 2:40 PM

Hadron Structure

The quasi parton distribution (quasi-PDF) is an equal-time correlation of quarks along the direction the nucleon is moving at. At large but finite nucleon momentum, the quasi parton distribution can be perturbatively matched to the PDF through a factorization formula in large momentum effective theory. Following a nonperturbative renormalization of the quasi parton distribution in a...

Dr
Tanmoy Bhattacharya
(Los Alamos National Laboratory)

7/23/18, 2:40 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

I will present an update on our calculations of nEDM due to the quark and gluon chromo-EDM operators, as well as the QCD Theta-term with which these mix. The calculations are being done by extrapolating to zero momentum transfer the F3 form factor of a vector current calculated using valence and disconnected Wilson-clover quarks on HISQ background configurations generate by the MILC collaboration.

Dr
Felipe Attanasio
(University of Washington)

7/23/18, 2:40 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We present results of our technique of dynamic stabilisation (DS) applied to complex Langevin simulations of QCD in the heavy-dense limit and with staggered quarks. We show that DS is able to keep simulations stable, providing results compatible with Monte-Carlo simulations, where the latter is applicable.

Yibo Yang
(Michigan State University)

7/23/18, 3:00 PM

Hadron Structure

The momentum smearing technique opens a new window on the lattice simulation with the large hadron momentum, while the good signals are still limited to the data with small source-sink separations. Thus whether the systematic uncertainties from the excited state contaminations can be under control with the those small separations, will be crucial for the hadron matrix element calculation in...

Dr
Yuta Ito
(KEK)

7/23/18, 3:00 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Monte Carlo studies of QCD at finite density suffer from
the notorious sign problem, which becomes easily uncontrollable
as the chemical potential increases for a moderate lattice size.
In this work, we attempt to approach the high density
low temperature region by the complex Langevin method (CLM).
Simulations are performed on an 8^3 x 16 lattice using four-flavor
staggered fermions...

Dr
Alessandro Nada
(DESY Zeuthen)

7/23/18, 3:00 PM

Algorithms and Machines

The computation of hadronic correlation functions in lattice QCD is severely hindered by a signal-to-noise ratio that exponentially decreases with the distance between source and sink.
Recent developments for the factorization of both the fermion propagator and the fermion determinant pave the way for the implementation of multilevel Monte Carlo integration techniques, which are already known...

Dr
Marco Garofalo
(INFN, unit of Rome Tor Vergata)

7/23/18, 3:00 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

In this talk we present a numerical lattice study of a SU(3) gauge model where a SU(2) doublet of non-Abelian strongly interacting fermions is coupled to a complex scalar field doublet via a Yukawa and a Wilson-like term. Despite the presence of these two chiral breaking operators in the Lagrangian, the model enjoys an exact symmetry, acting on all fields, which prevents UV power divergent...

Mr
Adrien Florio
(EPFL)

7/23/18, 3:00 PM

Applications Beyond QCD

Non-abelian gauge theories have a complex vacuum structure which has well-known dynamical consequences. The prototypical example is given by $SU(2)$ sphalerons and their potential role in baryogenesis. Transitions between topologically inequivalent vacua can produce some irreversible net amount of chiral charge.
At a first glance, it does not seem that similar effects may be obtained with...

18.
Investigating the Phase Structure of Large N Unitary Matrix Models using Complex Langevin Method

Dr
Anosh Joseph
(ICTS-TIFR)

7/23/18, 3:20 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Using complex Langevin method we examine the phase structure of complex unitary matrix models and compare the numerical results with analytic results found at large number of colors. The actions we consider are manifestly complex, and thus the dominant contributions to the path integral comes from the space of complexified gauge field configurations. For this reason, the eigenvalues of unitary...

Dr
Yu-Sheng Liu
(Tsung-Dao Lee Institute)

7/23/18, 3:20 PM

Hadron Structure

We present a lattice-QCD calculation of the isovector parton distribution function (PDF) within the framework of large-momentum effective theory (LaMET). We detail the systematics that affect PDF calculations, providing guidelines to improve the precision of future lattice PDF calculations. We find our final parton distribution to be in reasonable agreement with the PDF provided by the latest...

Dr
Tim Harris
(Milano Bicocca)

7/23/18, 3:20 PM

Algorithms and Machines

We combine multi-level integration with a variance-reduction technique for the stochastic
estimate of disconnected diagrams of various bilinear operators, and present preliminary
numerical results with O($a$)-improved Wilson fermions.

Mr
Kohta Hatakeyama
(Shizuoka University)

7/23/18, 3:20 PM

Applications Beyond QCD

We study renormalization on the fuzzy sphere. We perform Monte Carlo simulation of a scalar field theory on the fuzzy sphere, which is described by a Hermitian matrix model. We show that correlation functions defined by using the Berezin symbol are made independent of the matrix size, which plays a role of a UV cutoff, by tuning a parameter of the theory. We also find that the theories on the...

Prof.
Roberto Frezzotti
(University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and INFN unit of Rome Tor Vergata)

7/23/18, 3:20 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Numerical evidence for a new dynamical mechanism of elementary particle mass generation has been found by lattice simulation in a simplified SU(3) gauge model where a SU(2) doublet of strongly interacting fermions is coupled to a complex scalar field doublet via a Yukawa and a Wilson-like term.
We point out that if, as a next step towards the construction of a realistic...

Dimitra Pefkou
(Student at William and Mary)

7/23/18, 4:10 PM

We present a first calculation of the first moments of gluon GPDs for a vector rho meson as it becomes unstable. We construct three-point functions in the forward limit using ‘optimized’ operators that interpolate a single state as well as a gluonic operator insertion. The two-point correlation functions have been constructed using the ‘distillation’ method. The correlators are calculated in...

Dr
Paulo Silva
(University of Coimbra)

7/23/18, 4:10 PM

Vacuum Structure and Confinement

We discuss the subtleties concerning the lattice computation of the ghost propagator in linear covariant gauges, and present preliminary numerical results.

Joseph Karpie
(William and Mary), Dr
Savvas Zafeiropoulos
(Universitaet Heidelberg)

7/23/18, 4:10 PM

Hadron Structure

In this presentation we will show theoretical developments that facilitate the better reconstruction of light cone parton distributions starting from reduced Ioffe time pseudo distributions calculated on the lattice. We also present our new results of parton distributions for the nucleon and pion from an $N_{\rm f}=2+1$ simulation of Wilson-clover fermions with stout smearing and tree-level...

Jiqun Tu
(Columbia)

7/23/18, 4:10 PM

Algorithms and Machines

We show that using the multisplitting algorithm as a preconditioner for the conjugate gradient inversion of domain wall fermion Dirac operators effectively reduces the inter-node communication cost, at the expense of performing more on-node floating point operations. Compared to Schwarz domain decomposition solver algorithms our approach enforces Dirichlet boundary conditions consistently on...

Kevin Zambello
(University of Parma and INFN)

7/23/18, 4:10 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

At finite density, lattice simulations are hindered by the well-known sign problem: for finite chemical potentials, the QCD action becomes complex and the Boltzmann weight e^-S
cannot be interpreted as a probability distribution to determine expectation values by Monte Carlo techniques. Different workarounds have been devised to study the QCD phase diagram, but their application is mostly...

Dr
Maxim Mai
(The George Washington University)

7/23/18, 4:30 PM

In the isobar parametrization the three-particle states are populated via an interacting two-particle system (resonant or non-resonant), and a spectator. Using this formulation, we derive the isobar-spectator amplitude such that the three-body Unitarity is ensured exactly (arXiv:1706.06118).
Unitarity constrains the imaginary parts of such an amplitude, which determine the power-law...

Scott Lawrence
(University of Maryland, College Park)

7/23/18, 4:30 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Fermionic field theories at finite density suffer from a sign problem, making lattice calculations exponentially expensive in the volume. This sign problem can be reduced or eliminated by complexifying configuration space, and integrating over a contour deformed from the real plane. We present an algorithm for determining integration contours with reduced sign problems. We give results from...

Alexei Strelchenko
(FNAL)

7/23/18, 4:30 PM

Algorithms and Machines

The global all-to-all communications in the Krylov subspace iterative methods is
one of the major performance-limiting factors on large-scale parallel machines.
In this report we give a brief overview of recent algorithmic approaches
to mitigate communication cost in the iterative solvers. We present several variants
of communication-optimized fermion matrix inverters implemented in the...

Joseph Karpie
(William and Mary), Dr
Savvas Zafeiropoulos
(Universitaet Heidelberg)

7/23/18, 4:30 PM

Hadron Structure

Volodymyr Chelnokov
(Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati INFN)

7/23/18, 4:30 PM

Vacuum Structure and Confinement

We report on the chromoelectric and chromomagnetic fields generated
by a static quark-antiquark pair at zero temperature in pure gauge SU(3).
From the spatial structure of chromoelectric field we extract its nonperturbative
part and discuss its properties.

Akihiro Shibata
(KEK)

7/23/18, 4:50 PM

Vacuum Structure and Confinement

Dual superconductor picture is a promising scenario for quark confinement. For quarks in the fundamental representation, we have presented a new formulation of Yang-Mills theory on the lattice, where decomposed restricted fields play the dominant role in confinement, and demonstrated numerical evidences for the dual superconductivity. To establish this picture, we must show evidences for...

Neill Warrington
(University of Maryland, College Park)

7/23/18, 4:50 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Systems of fermions at finite density have complex Boltzmann weights which cause the integrand of the path integral to be highly oscillatory. As a result of these oscillations, standard integration methods require exponential precision in the spacetime volume to compute observables. However, deforming the path integration contour to a manifold which approximates a set of Lefschetz Thimbles...

Jian Liang
(University of Kentucky)

7/23/18, 4:50 PM

Hadron Structure

We report preliminary results on the lattice calculation of the hadronic tensor of the nucleon. Two topologically distinct connected-insertions of the Euclidean 4-point function are considered which helps to separate the connected-sea parton contribution from that of the valence. Converting the Euclidean hadronic tensor to that in the Minkowski space, which involves an inverse problem in a...

Mr
Daniel Richtmann
(University of Regensburg)

7/23/18, 4:50 PM

Algorithms and Machines

With the ever-growing number of computing architectures, performance portability is an important aspect of (Lattice QCD) software.
The Grid library provides a good framework for writing such code, as it thoroughly separates hardware-specific code from algorithmic functionality and already supports many modern architectures.
The Regensburg group (RQCD) decided to deprecate its Xeon Phi...

Chia Cheng Chang
(iTHEMS RIKEN)

7/23/18, 4:50 PM

Hadron Structure

We present an update on the direct position-space method for calculating slopes of from factors from lattice QCD.Momentum-space derivatives of matrix elements can be related to their coordinate-space moments through the Fourier transform. We derive these expressions as a function of momentum transfer $Q^2$ for asymptotic in/out states consisting of a single hadron. We calculate corrections to...

Dr
Roman Höllwieser
(Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

7/23/18, 5:10 PM

Theoretical Developments

We present the construction of constraint HMC algorithms for
gauge-Higgs models in order to measure the effective Higgs potential.
In particular we focus on a SU(2) Gauge-Higgs Unification model on a
5D orbifold. Previous simulations have identified a region in the
Higgs phase of this model which has properties of a 4D Abelian Higgs
model. We want to test this relationship by...

Dr
Henry Lamm
(University of Maryland)

7/23/18, 5:10 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Finite-density calculations in lattice field theory are typically plagued by sign problems. A promising way to ameliorate this issue is the so-called "holomorphic flow" equations that deform the manifold of integration for the path integral to manifolds in the complex space where the sign fluctuations are less dramatic. In this talk, We will discuss some novel features of applying the flow...

Mr
Ryosuke Yanagihara
(Osaka University)

7/23/18, 5:10 PM

Vacuum Structure and Confinement

We study the spatial distribution of the stress tensor around static quark-anti-quark pair
in SU(3) lattice gauge theory. In particular, we reveal the transverse structure of the stress tensor distribution in detail by taking the continuum limit. The Yang-Mills gradient flow plays a crucial role to make the stress tensor well-defined and derivable from the numerical simulations on the lattice...

Mr
Kim Somfleth
(CSSM Adelaide University)

7/23/18, 5:10 PM

Hadron Structure

Better model-independent theoretical predictions and input to parton distribution functions are vital to improving our understanding of how the nucleon is formed by quarks and gluons. By using a second order extension of the Feynman-Hellmann theorem we examine the nucleon Compton form factor $F_1(\omega,Q^2)$ without the need for calculations of four-point correlators. The calculation is...

Dr
Stephan DURR
(University of Wuppertal)

7/23/18, 5:10 PM

Algorithms and Machines

A simple minded approach to implement three discretizations of the Dirac operator (Brillouin, Wilson, staggered) on two architectures (KNL and core_i7) is presented. The idea is to use a high-level compiler along with OpenMP parallelization and SIMD pragmas, but to stay away from cache-line optimization and/or assembly-tuning. The implementation is for Nv right-hand-sides, and this extra index...

David Schaich
(University of Bern)

7/24/18, 9:00 AM

Supersymmetry plays prominent roles in modern theoretical physics, as a tool to improve our understanding of quantum field theory, as an ingredient in many new physics models, and as a means to study quantum gravity via holographic duality. Lattice investigations of supersymmetric field theories have a long history but often struggle due to the interplay of supersymmetry with the...

Oliver Witzel Witzel
(University of Colorado Boulder)

7/24/18, 9:30 AM

Composite Higgs Models explore the possibility that the Higgs boson is an excitation of a new strongly interacting sector giving rise to electro-weak symmetry breaking. After describing how this new sector can be embedded into the Standard Model of elementary particle physics meeting experimental constraints, I will review efforts by the community to explore the physics of this new strong...

Dr
Javad Komijani
(University of Glasgow)

7/24/18, 10:45 AM

We discuss the determination of quark masses using the MILC highly improved staggered-quark ensembles with four flavors of dynamical quarks. We extract quark masses from heavy-light pseudoscalar meson masses by making use of heavy quark effective theory (HQET) and continuum-QCD perturbative calculations. While heavy-light meson masses can be measured very precisely on lattice, perturbative...

Dr
Shoji Hashimoto
(KEK)

7/24/18, 11:15 AM

Heavy flavor physics has entered a new era when the Belle II experiment
observed its first collision. There are several hints found so far by
BaBar, Belle, and LHCb in particular, that suggest the physics beyond
the Standard Model appearing in the loop processes at short distances.
They will be further tested by higher precision experiments in the
coming years. The role of lattice...

Dr
Kei Suzuki
(KEK)

7/24/18, 2:00 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We investigate the axial $U(1)$ symmetry in the phase above the critical temperature in $N_f=2$ lattice QCD, where the ensembles are generated with Mobius domain-wall fermions, and the overlap/domain-wall reweighting is applied. We show the $U(1)_A$ susceptibility extracted from the spectra of the overlap Dirac eigenmodes and discuss its temperature, quark-mass, and spatial volume dependence....

Raza Sufian
(Jef)

7/24/18, 2:00 PM

Hadron Structure

Recently, it has been shown that a class of coordinate-space-separated non-local hadronic matrix elements, computable directly in lattice QCD, can be factorized into parton distribution functions with calculable coefficients, in the same manner as the hadronic cross sections measured in an experiment [Phys.Rev.Lett. 120 (2018) no.2, 022003]. The pion and kaon, the lightest pseudo scalar...

Dr
Jack Dragos
(FRIB NSCL MSU)

7/24/18, 2:00 PM

We utilize the gradient flow to define and calculate electric dipole moments (EDMs) induced by the
strong QCD $\theta$-term.
Since the EDM is highly sensitive to the CP-violating operator induced in the action,
the Euclidean time dependence of the topological charge is utilized to improve the signal to noise.
The results of the nucleon EDMs are calculated on PACS-CS gauge fields...

Dr
Philipp Scior
(WWU Münster)

7/24/18, 2:00 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

We present the results of a numerical investigation of SU(2) gauge theory with $N_f = 3/2$ flavours of fermions, corresponding to 3 Majorana fermions, which transform in the adjoint representation of the gauge group. At two values of the gauge coupling, the masses of bound states are considered as a function of the PCAC quark mass. The scaling of bound states masses indicates an infrared...

Ms
Vanessa Koch
(Trinity College Dublin)

7/24/18, 2:00 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

The static potential V(r) between a static quark and a static antiquark separated by
a distance r is defined as the energy of the ground state of this system. As a consequence of confinement, the energy between the quark-antiquark pair is contained inside a color flux tube, the so called string. As soon as the energy is high enough, the gluonic string connecting the quarks will break due to...

Mr
Christian Reisinger
(Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Institut für Theoretische Physik)

7/24/18, 2:20 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We compute hybrid static potentials in SU(3) lattice gauge theory using a method to automatically generate a large set of suitable creation operators from elementary building blocks. This method allows us to find a set of creation operators, which generate trial states with large ground state overlap for several angular momentum and parity channels. We present results for the corresponding...

Dr
JONG-WAN Lee
(Pusan National University)

7/24/18, 2:20 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

We report on the status of our program to simulate Sp(2N) gauge theories on the lattice. Motivated by the potential realization of SU(4)/Sp(4) ~ SO(6)/SO(5) composite Higgs model, we first consider Sp(4) theories with two Dirac fermion flavors in the fundamental representation. Preliminary results of meson spectrum will be presented along with discussion of the lattice systematics. Toward...

Dr
Bipasha Chakraborty
(Jefferson Lab)

7/24/18, 2:20 PM

Hadron Structure

Direct lattice computation of the key measures of hadron structure such as the form factors, parton distribution functions, quark distribution amplitudes have always been challenging. With current enormous experimental efforts at JLab (with its 12 GeV upgrade), COMPASS in CERN, RHIC-spin and at a future EIC, it is now crucial to test and exploit the newly proposed lattice QCD ideas in hadron...

Mr
Lukas Mazur
(Bielefeld University)

7/24/18, 2:20 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

The region of the Columbia plot with two light quark flavors is not yet conclusively understood. Non-perturbative effects, e.g. the magnitude of the anomalous U(1) axial symmetry breaking decides on the nature of the phase transition in this region. We report on our study of this region of the Columbia plot using lattice techniques. We use gauge ensembles generated within the Highly Improved...

Dr
Jangho Kim
(NSCL & Michigan State University)

7/24/18, 2:20 PM

The quark-chrom EDM (qCEDM) is a dimension 5 operator parametrizing at low energy BSM contributions to a non-vanishing EDM.
We discuss the implementation of the qCEDM with the gradient flow and show preliminary results for the flow-time dependence of the CP-violating mixing angle $\alpha_N$ induced by the qCEDM between nucleon states.
These results are computed on the $N_f=2+1$ coarse...

Dr
Zhihui Guo
(Hebei Normal University)

7/24/18, 2:40 PM

In this talk, we will introduce the finite-volume effects in the chiral effective field theory and analyse the lattice finite-volume energy levels to extract the resonance properties with the unphysical and physical pion masses. Special attention will be paid to the a0(980) from the coupled-channel scattering of pi-eta, K-Kbar and pi-eta'. Preliminary results on the D-pi, Ds-Kbar and D-eta...

Mr
Rui Zhang
(Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

7/24/18, 2:40 PM

Hadron Structure

We present the first lattice-QCD calculation of the kaon distribution amplitude using the large-momentum effective theory (LaMET) approach. The momentum-smearing technique has been implemented to improve signals at large meson momenta. We subtract the power divergence due to Wilson line to high precision using multiple lattice spacings. The kaon structure clearly shows an asymmetry of the...

Nouman Butt
(Syracuse University)

7/24/18, 2:40 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

We study a four dmensional lattice model comprising four reduced staggered fermions coupled to a scalar field through an SO(4) invariant interaction. Symmetries
of the lattice theory prohibit fermion mass terms. If we switch of the kinetic
term for the scalar field we obtain a model with a four fermion interaction which has been the focus of several recent lattice investigations. The results...

Yasumichi Aoki
(KEK)

7/24/18, 2:40 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We study the topological charge in $N_f=2$ QCD at finite temperature
using Mobius domain-wall fermions with reweighting to ovelap fermions.
The susceptibility $\chi_t$ of the topological charge is studied
in the high temperature phase with varying quark mass.
Last year, we reported on a strong suppression of the susceptibility,
observed below a certain value of the quark mass on a fixed...

Prof.
Asit Kumar De
(Professor)

7/24/18, 3:00 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Proper treatment of redundant gauge degrees of freedom seems necessary for gauge theories with terms that explicitly break gauge symmetry (e.g., in chiral gauge theories with manifestly local formulation of lattice fermions) since these degrees of freedom become manifestly present in such theories. There is also a no-go theorem prohibiting use of BRST formalism in theories with compact gauge...

Dr
Santanu Mondal
(National Chiao-Tung University)

7/24/18, 3:00 PM

Hadron Structure

We will show our calculation of the moments of pion distribution amplitude using a method proposed in Phys.Rev.D73:014501(2006) [hep-lat/0507007]. Since the method requires a fine lattice, it becomes practical only recently. The procedure is based on calculating the suitable, bilocal current-current products sandwiched between a pion state and vacuum on the lattice. Then the lattice...

Dr
Ning Li
(NSCL/FRIB, Michigan State University)

7/24/18, 3:00 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We present a new lattice formulation of chiral effective nuclear force with simpler
decomposition into partial waves. With these new interactions the process of fitting
to the empirical-observed scattering phase shifts is simplified, and the resulting
lattice phase shifts are more accurate than those in precious studies. We present results
for neutron-proton system up to...

Mr
P. Thomas Jahn
(TU Darmstadt)

7/24/18, 3:00 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

At high temperatures, the topological susceptibility of QCD becomes relevant for the properties of axion dark matter. However, the strong suppression of non-zero topological sectors causes ordinary sampling techniques to fail, since fluctuations of the topological charge can only be measured reliably if enough tunneling events between sectors occur. We present a new method to circumvent this...

Mr
Mugdha Sarkar
(Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)

7/24/18, 3:20 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Equivariant BRST (eBRST) SU(2) gauge theory involves gauge fixing in the SU(2)/U(1) coset space leaving the subgroup U(1) gauge invariant. This can be taken as an alternative formulation of SU(2) lattice gauge theory that uses gauge-fixing, evading the no-go theorem by Neuberger preventing the use of standard BRST. Results will be presented for our numerical simulation of the eBRST gauge...

Dr
Piotr Korcyl
(Jagiellonian University and University of Regensburg)

7/24/18, 3:20 PM

Hadron Structure

We present the current status of a non-perturbative lattice calculation of the pion distribution amplitude by the RQCD collaboration. Our investigation is carried out using $N_f=2+1$ dynamical, non-perturbatively O(a)-improved Wilson fermions on the CLS ensembles with 5 different lattice spacings and pion masses down to the physical pion mass. A combined continuum and chiral extrapolation to...

Henry Monge-Camacho
(College of William and Mary, LBNL)

7/24/18, 3:20 PM

A strong candidate to search for new physics Beyond the Standard Model is neutrinoless double beta decay. Observation of this very rare nuclear process which violates lepton number conservation, would imply the neutrino sector has a majorana mass component and may also provide an explanation for universe's matter-antimatter asymmetry. In the case a heavy majorana neutrino is exchanged in this...

Ms
Pallavi Gupta
(Thapar University)

7/24/18, 3:20 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

In the last decade, a significant experimental progress has been achieved in studying the heavy-light meson spectroscopy. Heavy-light mesons composed of
one heavy quark Q and a light quark q are useful in understanding the strong interactions in the non perturbative regime. Experiments like LHCb, Babar etc are providing many new states which are being added to their spectroscopy. But the...

Mr
Rasmus Larsen
(Brookhaven National Laboratory, Nuclear Theory Group)

7/24/18, 3:20 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We report our study on the properties of the topological structures present in the QCD medium just above the chiral crossover transition. We use dynamical domain wall fermion configurations on lattices of size 32^3x8, used earlier in [1] to calculate the crossover transition temperature Tc in QCD, and detect the topological structures through the zero modes of the overlap operator. In...

Dr
Jianhui Zhang
(University of Regensburg)

7/24/18, 4:10 PM

Hadron Structure

Within the large momentum effective theory framework, we present the first direct lattice-QCD calculation of the valence quark distribution in the pion. Our results are comparable quantitatively with the results extracted from experimental data as well as from Dyson-Schwinger equation. Future calculations at physical pion mass and larger
momentum will be able to discern discrepancies in...

Cheng Tu
(University of Connecticut)

7/24/18, 4:10 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We investigate the lattice calculation of pi_0 transition form factor in coordinate space, which is relevant to hadronic light-by-light (HLbL) scattering in the muon g-2. I will describe how we construct the coordinate space formulation of the pion transition form factor. I will present preliminary results for the form factor computed on a physical pion mass, 24^3, 1.0 GeV, 2+1 flavor...

Yuzhi Liu

7/24/18, 4:10 PM

Algorithms and Machines

We present recent developments on our lattice simulations of fully dynamical $SU(3)\times U(1)$. Including electromagnetic effects is critical for the next level of precision in phenomenology. Examples include calculating the (higher order) QED contributions to the hadronic-vacuum-polarization contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment and calculating the QED contributions to meson and...

Prof.
Michael Ogilvie
(Washington University in St. Louis)

7/24/18, 4:10 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Many scalar field theory models with complex actions are invariant under the antilinear ($\mathcal{PT}$) symmetry operation $L^{*}(-\chi)=L(\chi)$. Models in this class include $i \phi^3$, the Bose gas at finite density and Polyakov loop spin models at finite density. This symmetry may be used to obtain a dual representation where weights in the functional integral are real but not...

Prof.
Derek Leinweber
(CSSM, University of Adelaide)

7/24/18, 4:10 PM

Vacuum Structure and Confinement

This presentation examines the structure of centre vortices in Monte-Carlo generated gauge-field configurations using modern visualization techniques. We'll begin with a brief review of how centre vortices underpin dynamical chiral symmetry breaking and how their removal restores chiral symmetry.
Centre vortices are identified through gauge transformations maximizing the centre of the...

Ms
Réka Ágnes Vig
(University of Debrecen)

7/24/18, 4:30 PM

Vacuum Structure and Confinement

It is known that at high temperature the lowest eigenmodes of the QCD Dirac
operator become localized. Since these localized modes appear around the cross-over
temperature it is natural to ask how they are related to deconfinement and
chiral symmetry restoration. The simplest question one can ask in this connection is
whether deconfinement and the appearance of localization happen at the...

Prof.
Phiala Shanahan
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

7/24/18, 4:30 PM

Algorithms and Machines

Critical slowing-down of HMC algorithms presents a significant challenge in achieving LQCD calculations at fine lattice spacings. A number of methods have been proposed that circumvent this issue by acting at multiple physical length scales, including perfect actions that aim to achieve almost-continuum physics at finite lattice spacings, and multi-scale thermalisation techniques. Such...

Dr
Nikhil Karthik
(BNL)

7/24/18, 4:30 PM

Hadron Structure

We present numerical results on the non-perturbative renormalization of the quasi-PDF operator as determined using Wilson-Clover valence fermions on HISQ ensembles at two different lattice spacings, with and without the explicit subtraction of the divergent Wilson line self-energy contribution. Then, we present some preliminary results on the renormalized pion quasi-PDF as well as the pion PDF...

Mr
Andreas Risch
(Institute for Nuclear Physics, University of Mainz)

7/24/18, 4:30 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We present an exploratory study of leading isospin breaking effects in mesonic masses using $O(a)$ improved Wilson fermions with open boundaries. Isospin symmetry is explicitly broken by distinct masses and electric charges of the up and down quarks. In order to be able to make use of existing isosymmetric QCD gauge ensembles we apply reweighting techniques. The path integral describing...

Hershdeep Singh
(Duke University)

7/24/18, 4:30 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We formulate a world-line approach to study few body physics on a space-time lattice and develop a worm type algorithm to extract the low lying energy levels. We show that our formulation is efficient for studying non-relativistic spin-half fermions with both attractive and repulsive interactions and in the presence of mass imbalance, especially in one spatial dimension. Recently, such systems...

Dr
Patrick Dreher
(NC State University)

7/24/18, 4:50 PM

Algorithms and Machines

A traditional approach for constructing a gauge field theory on a lattice employs a basic Wilson type procedure with additional enhancements to this formulation in order to improve computational performance and accuracy. This type of lattice gauge formulation has been successfully implemented on many different high performance computing systems and has yielded useful computational results. ...

Dr
Eigo Shintani
(RIKEN-CCS)

7/24/18, 4:50 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We present a systematic study of finite size correction and cut-off effect in hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to muon g-2 with two volumes, 5.4 fm$^3$ and 10.8 fm$^3$, and two lattice cut-off, 2.33 GeV and 3.06 GeV, at the physical pion on the PACS configuration. In this analysis, using high statistics data, we compare two volumes at long-distance on the physical point to directly...

Prof.
Tamas G. Kovacs
(Institute for Nuclear Physics)

7/24/18, 4:50 PM

Vacuum Structure and Confinement

At high temperature part of the spectrum of the quark Dirac operator is known
to consist of localized states. This comes about because around the cross-over
temperature to the quark-gluon plasma, localized states start to appear at the
low end of the spectrum and as the system is further heated, states higher up
in the spectrum also get localized. Since localization and the crossover...

Oliver Orasch
(University of Graz)

7/24/18, 4:50 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We study a complex $\phi^4$ field at finite temperature and finite density using a worldline representation. In particular we focus on the low temperature regime where the particle number shows condensation steps as a function of the chemical potential. The critical values of the chemical potential, i.e., the condensation thresholds, are related to the mass and higher multi-particle energies...

Charles Shugert
(Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab)

7/24/18, 4:50 PM

Hadron Structure

We present numerical results on the bare quasi-PDF matric element for the pion. Our
pion mass is $300$ MeV using a HISQ sea and Wilson-Clover valence quarks. Our
lattice spacing and volume are $0.061$...

Dr
Takashi Kaneko
(KEK)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Poster

We report our preliminary results for the $B \to D^{(*)}\ell\nu$
semileptonic form factors at zero and nonzero recoils in 2+1 flavor
QCD. The Moebius domain-wall action is employed for light, charm
and bottom quarks at lattice cutoffs $a^{-1}$ = 2.5 and 3.6 GeV.
We take bottom quark masses up to 2.4 times the physical charm mass
to control discretization effects. We test the heavy quark...

Mr
Shuhei Yamamoto
(The University of Utah)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Poster

We describe a computation of the contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon from the disconnected part of the hadronic vacuum polarization. We use the highly-improved staggered quark (HISQ) formulation for the current density with gauge configurations generated with four flavors of HISQ sea quarks. The computation is performed by stochastic estimation of the current density...

Prof.
Anna Hasenfratz
(university of colorado boulder)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We calculate the step scaling function for twelve fundamental flavors
nonperturbatively by determining the gradient flow coupling on gauge field configurations generated with dynamical stout smeared Möbius domain wall fermions and Symanzik gauge action. Using Zeuthen, Symanzik, and Wilson flow we measure the energy density with three different operators. Our updated analysis is now based on...

Mr
Dillon Frame
(Michigan State University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Eigenvector Continuation is a new method designed to aid in the calculation of lattice observables in situations where conventional methods, like perturbation theory, fails. We present the details of this method, and results for simulations of the Coulomb interaction in $^{4}$He and $^{8}$Be, using both Auxiliary Field Monte Carlo and Eigenvector Continuation.

Zhouyou Fan
(Michigan State University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Parton distribution functions (PDFs) are central to the study of the hadron scattering cross sections with(within) collinear factorization. Recently, the Large-momentum effective theory (LaMET) introduced the quasi-PDF, providing the possibility to explore the entire PDF instead of just the first few moments. Since then, a lot of studies have been done on the quark quasi-PDFs. Compared to the...

Dr
Paulo Silva
(University of Coimbra)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We report on results for the Landau gauge gluon propagator computed from large statistical ensembles and look at the compatibility of the results with the Gribov-Zwanziger tree level prediction for its refined and very refined versions. Our results show that the data is well described by the tree level estimate only up to momenta p ≲1 GeV, while clearly favoring the so-called Refined...

Mr
Aditya Savanur
(Michigan State University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

The hyperon axial couplings are important parameters
entering the low-energy effective field theory description
of the octet baryons. In addition, the coupling constants appear
in the non-leptonic decays of hyperons, and hyperon-hyperon and
hyperon-nucleon scattering processes, which can be used in the
description of neutron stars. In this poster, we present preliminary
results on...

Dr
Piotr Korcyl
(Jagiellonian University and University of Regensburg)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Poster

We port the most critical part of the Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics code, the iterative solver, to modern
FPGA devices. More precisely, we discuss a single-node, double precision implementation
of the Conjugate Gradient algorithm and use it to invert numerically the Dirac-Wilson operator on a
4-dimensional grid on a Xilinx Zynq evaluation board. We propose a separation of...

Dr
Shoji Hashimoto
(KEK)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

A lattice calculation of inclusive decay structure functions for
$B¥to X_c¥ell¥nu$ is compared with the corresponding estimates
based on the heavy quark expansion. Both methods are applicable
in the region away from the resonances/cuts due to final charmed
states, and one can test the theoretical methods employed on both
sides.

Colin Lauer
(Temple University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We present a study of volume effects for Nf=2 twisted mass fermions using simulations at the physical point. The main focus will be given to nucleon quantities such as the axial charge and quark momentum fraction. The two volumes that we compare are 4.5fm and 6 fm

Jian Liang
(University of Kentucky)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We report our calculation of the neutron electric dipole moment of the contribution from the $\theta$ term with overlap fermions on the 2+1-flavor RBC/UKQCD domain wall lattices 24I and 32ID. For the 24I lattice the size is 2.65 fm and the pion mass is 337 MeV and for the 32ID lattice the size is 4.58 fm and the pion mass is 171 MeV. In order to solve the large-volume problem, the...

Anthony Grebe
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

The charge radius of the proton has been measured in scattering and spectroscopy experiments using both electronic and muonic probes. The electronic and muonic measurements have a currently unresolved five sigma discrepancy, giving rise to what is known as the proton radius puzzle.
Since the neutron charge radius is known, measurement of the proton charge radius on the lattice typically...

Ming Gong

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We are developing a code package for the supercomputer Shenwei Taihu-Light in China. There is an optimized D-slash function and some inverter functions in the code pacakge. We will show the working progress of this project.

Dr
Nils Meyer
(University of Regensburg)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Poster

We present our experiences porting Lattice QCD code to upcoming ARM processor architectures,
which will be used for future supercomputers such as QPACE 4 (University of Regensburg, Germany) and Post-K (RIKEN, Japan). These processors will support the ARM Scalable Vector Extension (SVE). SVE allows to design processor cores providing significantly higher performance compared to the
cores...

Prof.
Xu Feng
(Peking University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Recently four experiments have demonstrated new levels of sensitivity to neutrinoless double beta ($0\nu\beta\beta$) decay. Such decay, if exists, would prove that neutrinos are Majorana fermions. The light-neutrino exchange is the most popular mechanism to explain the $0\nu\beta\beta$ decay. In this mechanism, the decay amplitude is proportional to the effective neutrino mass $m_{\beta\beta}$...

Mr
Erik Gustafson
(University of Iowa)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We examine mass splittings in a linear sigma model which is an effective theory for a SU(3) gauge theory with $N_1$ flavors of mass $m_1$ and $N_2$ flavors of mass $m_2$.
We discuss the consequences for current simulations done by various collaborations. We explain the relevance for BSM model building.

Mr
Jose Angel Romero Jurado
(Instituto de Fisica Teorica)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We will present a detailed description of the matching of a valence Nf=2+1+1
fully-twisted tmQCD action with an Nf=2+1, non-perturbatively O(a)-improved
Wilson sea. Extensive preliminary results for meson and quark masses, as well as
for pseudoscalar decay constants, are available for several CLS ensembles. A
comparison of the scaling behaviour of the two actions in the light and...

Prof.
Christine Davies
(University of Glasgow)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Lattice QCD can provide direct determination of the electromagnetic form factors of mesons as a prediction to be compared to upcoming experiments at Jefferson Lab. At the same time we can compare to expectations from perturbative QCD, which take a very simple form at high Q^2.
We will show recent results from HPQCD, building on the work in 1701.04250.
We give predictions for pi and K...

Dr
Andrea Bussone
(IFT, UAM-CSIC)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We propose a particular 'line of constant physics' (i.e., a scheme) for computing isospin breaking corrections to hadronic quantities. We show this scheme is in a class of schemes that allow for the separation of the electromagnetic and strong isospin breaking corrections at leading order, such that scheme-ambiguities are higher order in isospin breaking effects.

Mr
Tanjib Khan
(The College of William and Mary)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Poster

We present a calculation of the low-lying spectra for the positive-parity Delta and Nucleon using the distillation approach applied on an isotropic $32^3 \times 64$ lattice at a pion mass of around 360 MeV, using a non-relativistic basis of operators together with so-called hybrid-type operators. The spectra are extracted from two-point functions using variational analysis. The results are...

Mr
Benjamin Jaedon Choi
(Seoul National University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

We present matching factors for $Z_q$ calculated perturbatively at the one-loop level with improved staggered quarks. We calculate $Z_q$ with HYP-smeared staggered quarks and Symanzik-improved gluons in RI- and RI$'$-MOM scheme. Using the conversion factor, we also present $Z_q$ in MSbar scheme. As a byproduct, we present the quark mass renormalization ...

Dr
Issaku Kanamori
(Hiroshima University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We port Domain-Decomposed-alpha-AMG solver to K computer.
The system has 8 cores and 16 GB memory par node, of which theoretical
peak is 128 GFlops (82,944 nodes in total). Its feature, as many as 256
registers par core and as large as 0.5 byte/Flop ratio, requires
a different tuning from other machines.
In order to use more registers, we change some of the data structure
and rewrite...

Mr
Manuel Scherzer
(Institut for theoretical Physics Heidelberg University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We perform CLE simulations both in the confining and in the deconfining phases of QCD at large temperature and in a wide chemical potential domain (up to \mu/T ~10). We show preliminary results for the deconfining transition at \beta = 5.9 for 2 flavors of Wilson fermions. Most of the data are taken at rather large quark masses (m_\pi ~ 1GeV) and small spatial volumes (8^3 and 12^3 ). This and...

Ms
Kimmy Cushman
(Yale University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

A Prony method is an algebraic approach to extracting spectral energies from hadronic correlation functions. The simplest example is the effective mass commonly used in lattice gauge theory. We show our exploration of this method to extract multiple excited states for a pion point-point correlation function for an SU(3) gauge theory with 8 flavors. We discuss our approach for dealing with...

Daniel Hackett
(University of Colorado, Boulder)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Numerical studies in lattice gauge theory require the organization and analysis of large volumes of data. These data and analyses thereof can be viewed as a sequence of maps and reductions, a structure that can be represented naturally using relational databases. Organized in this way, the analysis of even large, heterogenous datasets is straightforward to automate. We present in abstract our...

Mr
Felix Ziegler
(Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

One of the main challenges in simulations on Lefschetz thimbles is the computation of the relative weights of contributing thimbles. In this paper we propose a solution to that problem by means of computing those weights using a reweighting procedure. Besides we present recipes for finding parametrizations of thimbles and anti-thimbles for a given theory. Moreover, we study some approaches to...

Dr
Chulwoo Jung
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

The increasing unbalance between computing capabilities of individual
nodes and internode communication makes it highly desirable for any
Lattice QCD algorithm to minimize the amount of off-node communication.
One of the relatively new methods for this is the 'split-grid' or
'split-domain', where data is rearranged within the running of a single binary,
so that the routines which...

Nouman Butt
(Syracuse University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We study a model of four reduced staggered fermions transforming in the bifundamental representation of an SU(2)xSU(2) symmetry group.
Single site mass terms are prohibited by this symmetry but a particular four fermi term is allowed. We gauge one of the SU(2) subgroups and examine
the phase structure of the model. We find evidence that the theory forms a symmetric four fermion condensate at...

Mr
Raghav Govind Jha
(Syracuse University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We consider 1+1-dimensional maximally supersymmetric Yang–Mills theory (SYM) at large N and strong ’t Hooft coupling which is dual to D1 branes. One can have different tori based on the expansion of the gauge links in the moduli space, which is required to target the correct continuum theory. In our previous work, we explored a special skewed torus corresponding to A2* geometry. Here, we will...

Mr
Giovanni Pederiva
(Michigan State University)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

We present a recently started project of a new implementation of a C++ code-base to perform lattice QCD calculations.
As a first step, we have implemented a Multi-Hit Metropolis algorithm for generating configurations in Yang-Mills theory and a third order Runge-Kutta scheme for
applying the Gradient Flow to the gauge fields.
We performed tests of the autocorrelation time of...

Prof.
Ross Young
(University of Adelaide)

7/24/18, 6:45 PM

Poster

The low-lying hadron spectrum has been of tremendous phenomenological significance in resolving the nature of quark masses in strong interaction dynamics. In particular, the pseudoscalar mesons provide the foundation of the framework of chiral perturbation theory, the low-energy effective theory of QCD. Modern lattice calculations of pure QCD now provide excellent precision in the resolution...

Dr
Kohtaroh Miura
(CPT, Aix-Marseille Universite)

7/25/18, 9:00 AM

Recent lattice QCD results for hadron vacuum polarization (HVP) and its contribution to muon anomalous magnetic moments (g-2) will be reviewed. There currently exists tension of more than 3-sigma deviations in muon g-2 between the BNL experiment with 0.5 ppm precision and the Standard Model (SM) prediction with the QCD dispersion relation used for HVP. The lattice QCD predictions without...

Prof.
Krstic Marinkovic Marina
(CERN/Trinity College Dublin)

7/25/18, 9:30 AM

Plenary

The dominating uncertainty in the Standard Model prediction of the muon g-2 is coming from the hadronic contributions. The Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab has started the major data collection and the aimed four-fold increase in precision will shed light on the current discrepancy between the theory prediction and the measured value. A reciprocal effort to directly measure the hadronic...

Dr
Padmanath Madanagopalan
(Universitaet Regensburg)

7/25/18, 11:00 AM

I review recent results on hadron spectroscopy using lattice QCD. In light of the recent
discoveries in heavy baryon sector at LHCb, lattice calculations in this regard will be
emphasized. Recent lattice calculations on light baryon, heavy-heavy and heavy-light
meson resonances will also be discussed.

Julius Kuti
(U.C. San Diego)

7/25/18, 2:00 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

New results are discussed on the effective field theory of the light 0++ scalar in an important near-conformal strongly coupled BSM gauge theory and its lattice simulations in the sextet fermion representation. Relevant for the composite BSM Higgs, two distinct scenarios are introduced for the emergent light scalar as the composite σ-particle of chiral symmetry breaking or the dilaton of...

Dr
Oliver Baer
(Humboldt University Berlin)

7/25/18, 2:00 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

The nucleon-pion-state ($N\pi$) contribution to QCD two- and three-point functions used in the calculation of the axial form factors of the nucleon are studied in chiral perturbation theory. For physical quark masses the $N\pi$ states are expected to dominate the excited-state contamination at large euclidean time separations. To leading order in chiral perturbation theory the results depend...

Mr
Guerrero Juan
(Hampton University/Jefferson Lab)

7/25/18, 2:00 PM

Hadron Structure

It has been recently proposed that PDFs can be studied directly using lattice QCD. Such studies require the evaluation of matrix of non-local operators. Since this was first proposed, there has been an intense investigation of all possible systematics except for the effects associated with the fact that lattice QCD is necessarily defined in a finite spacetime. In this talk, I present the first...

Prof.
Aida El-Khadra
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

7/25/18, 2:00 PM

Using HISQ $N_f=2+1+1$ MILC ensembles at five different lattice spacings, including four ensembles with physical quark masses, we perform the most precise computation to date of the $K\to\pi\ell\nu$ vector form factor at zero momentum transfer. This is the first calculation that includes the dominant finite-volume effects, as calculated in chiral perturbation theory at next-to-leading order....

Mr
Giuseppe Gagliardi
(Bielefeld University)

7/25/18, 2:00 PM

Theoretical Developments

Lattice QCD in a color singlet representation has been studied since decades in the limit $\beta\to 0$. In this limiting case it is possible to integrate out analytically the partition function at finite density which is then written in terms of dual, integer, degrees of freedom representing mesons and baryons. The partition function can be then sampled by means of Worm algorithms. It turned...

Mr
Tobias Schulz
(University of Mainz)

7/25/18, 2:20 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

One of the most challenging tasks in lattice calculations of hadronic form factors is the analysis and control of excited-state contaminations. Taking the isovector form factors of the nucleon as an example, a simple calculation in chiral effective field theory shows that the excited-state contributions become dominant when the axial current is spatially distant from the nucleon source...

Mr
Junpei Kakazu
(Univ. of Tsukuba)

7/25/18, 2:20 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We present our preliminary result of the form factor of $K \to \pi l \nu$
semileptonic decays on the large volume configuration, $L \approx 10$ fm,
with the physical $m_{\pi}$ and $m_{K}$ using the stout-smearing
clover quark and Iwasaki gauge actions at $a^{-1}=2.333$ GeV.
From an interpolation using the data in small momentum transfers,
we determine the semileptonic decay form factors...

Zohreh Davoudi
(University of Maryland)

7/25/18, 2:20 PM

Hadron Structure

Higher moments of patron distribution functions (PDFs) have evaded lattice QCD calculations due to the well-known problem of power-divergent mixing with low-dimension operators towards the continuum limit. With a new proposal for smeared and angular-momentum projected operators presented in Phys. Rev. D 86, 054505 (2012), we obtain moments of several PDFs of the pion, including the high...

Dr
Chik Him Wong
(University of Wuppertal)

7/25/18, 2:20 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

The light 0++ scalar can be probed for dilaton signatures in near-conformal gauge theories. A case study is presented for the analysis of the SU(3) gauge theory with two fermions in the two-index symmetric representation (sextet model). It is shown that statistical methods which are based on Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo analysis are important for robust tests of dilaton fingerprints in...

Dr
Sreeraj T P
(The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India)

7/25/18, 2:20 PM

Theoretical Developments

Dual description of SU(2) lattice gauge theory in 2+1 dimensions is shown to be the theory of interacting gauge invariant ‘abelian like’ electric loops. The Gauss law is solved exactly to construct the Hilbert space of the gauge invariant theory using the Schwinger boson representation. This is achieved by envisaging what is called the ‘splitting of a point'. Such a 'point split' lattice...

Mr
Colin Egerer
(William and Mary)

7/25/18, 2:40 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

As all lattice calculations are subject to a trade-off between excited-state contamination at short Euclidean times and an increased signal-to-noise ratio at large Euclidean times, the need for reduced or removed excited-state effects is paramount. Perhaps the most notable in lattice calculations is that of the axial charge of the nucleon, wherein calculations have historically differed from...

Dr
Kieran Holland
(University of the Pacific)

7/25/18, 2:40 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

There is a long running controversy over which SU(3) gauge theories with Nf massless fermion flavors in the fundamental representation are conformal, with particular focus on Nf = 12 and 10. In our studies of both theories, we have found no evidence of conformality as shown by an infrared fixed point of the beta function, in direct contradiction to claims by other groups covering the same...

Dr
Philipp Wein
(Universität Regensburg)

7/25/18, 2:40 PM

Hadron Structure

We study the feasibility to extract the leading twist pion distribution amplitude (DA) and the higher twist normalization constant from suitably chosen Euclidean correlation functions with two local currents at a spacelike separation. We demonstrate the advantages of considering several correlation functions simultaneously and extracting the pion DA from a global fit. This position space...

Prof.
Chris Sachrajda
(University of Southampton)

7/25/18, 2:40 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

The precision of lattice QCD computations of many quantities have reached such a precision that isospin breaking corrections, including electromagnetism, must be included if further progress is to be made in extracting fundamental information, such as the values of Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix elements, from experimental measurements. I discuss the framework for including radiative...

Mr
Daniel Goeschl
(University of Graz)

7/25/18, 2:40 PM

Theoretical Developments

We investigate the phase structure of the 2-d U(1) gauge-Higgs model at non-vanishing topological angle $\theta$. The sign problem arising from the topological term is avoided by invoking a dual representation of the gauge-Higgs model. This allows us to observe a 1st order transition in the topological charge at the symmetrical point $\theta=\pi$. By using the Villain action to discretize the...

Prof.
Daniel Nogradi
(Eotvos University Budapest - Universidad Autonoma Madrid)

7/25/18, 3:00 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

We report new results on the beta-function of an important BSM gauge
theory with ten massless fermion flavors in the fundamental
representation of the SU(3) color gauge group. The existence of an
infrared fixed point (IRFP) was reported in [PoS LATTICE2016 (2017) 228] at $g^2 \sim 7.0$ of the renormalized gauge coupling. We find a positive and rapidly increasing beta-function in the...

Jesse Stryker
(University of Washington)

7/25/18, 3:00 PM

Theoretical Developments

Quantum computers have the potential to solve certain problems in lattice gauge theory that are thought to be exponentially hard for classical computers. The proposed starting point for such computations has been the Kogut-Susskind Hamiltonian supplemented by the Gauss law constraint, with a cutoff on electric field values. There are several disadvantages to this approach, including having to...

Daniel Hoying

7/25/18, 3:00 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We present preliminary results on the scattering of pseudoscalar, vector,
and scalar mesons on a physical pion mass, 2+1 flavor mobius-DWF, ensemble with periodic
boundary conditions (PBCs) generated by the RBC and UKQCD collaborations. Using all-to-all propagators, we produce
thousands of correlator momentum combinations. Energy spectra and
phase shifts, including excited states, are...

Mr
James Richings
(University of Southampton)

7/25/18, 3:00 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

Predictions for pion and kaon leptonic decay constants in Lattice QCD have reached sub-percent level precision. Since it is expected that isospin breaking corrections become important at this level of precision, further progress on the lattice requires inclusion of these effects. Given the phenomenological relevance for instance in CKM analyses this seems a worthwhile endeavour. In this talk I...

Mr
Jacob Bickerton
(University of Adelaide)

7/25/18, 3:00 PM

Hadron Structure

The transverse spin structure of matter is a subject of research that has not been thoroughly explored experimentally, providing the opportunity to produce key insight from lattice QCD. We present the latest results of the transverse spin densities of the octet baryons through analysis of electromagnetic and tensor form factors. We employ $N_f=2+1$ flavours of $\mathcal{O}(a)$-improved Wilson...

Dr
Luka Leskovec
(University of Arizona)

7/25/18, 3:20 PM

We present the results of our lattice QCD study of the $\pi\gamma\to\pi\pi$ process, where the $\rho$ resonance appears as an enhancement in the transition amplitude. We use Nf=2+1 clover fermions on a lattice of L=3.6 fm and a pion mass of 320 MeV. Using a combination of forward, stochastic and sequential propagators we calculate the two-point and three-point functions required in the...

Sophie Hollitt
(University of Adelaide)

7/25/18, 3:20 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

Early B physics experiments have left us with a number of puzzles in heavy flavour physics. New lattice calculations and greater understanding of QCD effects in the Standard Model will be needed to support greater experimental precision in the coming years. In particular, the B meson decay constant is involved in calculations of CKM matrix elements and useful to measurements of the branching...

Judah Unmuth-Yockey
(Syracuse University)

7/25/18, 3:20 PM

Theoretical Developments

Starting with the 2D Abelian Higgs model with the quartic self-coupling taken infinitely large we study the finite-size scaling of the Polyakov loop. We find an exponential decay for large temporal extents which is dictated by the energy gap between the ground states of a system with the Polyakov loop inserted, and one without. We study this system using the tensor renormalization group, and...

Dr
Mohamed Anber
(Lewis & Clark College)

7/25/18, 3:20 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

I use the traditional and more recently discovered 1-form discrete 't Hooft anomaly matching conditions and propose a novel realization of the symmetries of SU(2) Yang-Mills theory with two massless adjoint Weyl fermions in the strongly-coupled regime. The theory has a spectrum identical to the one obtained by compactifying it on a small circle. This offers a new perspective on the lattice...

Michael Engelhardt
(NMSU)

7/25/18, 3:20 PM

Hadron Structure

Quark orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the proton can be calculated
directly given a Wigner function encoding the simultaneous
distribution of quark transverse positions and momenta. This
distribution can be accessed via proton matrix elements of a quark
bilocal operator (the separation in which is Fourier conjugate to
the quark momentum) featuring a momentum transfer (which is...

Dr
Kate Clark
(NVIDIA)

7/25/18, 4:10 PM

Algorithms and Machines

We report on recent work to integrate and optimize QUDA's adaptive multi-grid solver into Chroma RHMC Wilson-clover gauge evolution. Particular emphasis has been paid to optimization for the new Volta-powered Summit supercomputer. When combined with other recent improvements into Chroma's molecular dynamics implementation, in moving from Titan to Summit we achieve close to an aggregate 100x...

Mr
Lukas Varnhorst
(University of Wuppertal)

7/25/18, 4:10 PM

Hadron Structure

We present recent progress in the determination of nucleon sigma terms by the BMW collaboration. In this talk the lattice setup and analysis methods are discussed.

Andre Walker-Loud
(LBNL)

7/25/18, 4:10 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

The observed abundance of matter over anti-matter in the universe suggests the need for beyond the Standard Model sources of CP-violation. This has motivated a significant experimental effort to search for among other things, permanent electric dipole moments (EDMs) in nucleons, light and also extremely heavy nuclei. The interpretation of nuclear EDMs is clouded by large theoretical...

Mr
Patrick Steinbrecher
(Brookhaven National Lab)

7/25/18, 4:10 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We will present new state-of-the-art lattice QCD results on the chiral crossover temperature of QCD for moderately large baryon chemical potential. Firstly, we will present a more precise updated result for the QCD pseudo-critical temperature at zero baryon chemical potential, obtained from all possible second-order chiral susceptibilities that diverge in the chiral limit. Then we will present...

Mr
Duo Guo
(Columbai University)

7/25/18, 4:10 PM

We report on measurements of the eta^prime mass on some of the 2+1 flavor DWF ensembles that have been generated by the RBC and UKQCD collaborations. We investigate the accuracy of our statistical errors, given the observed evolution of topological modes on these ensembles.

Dr
Christian Hoelbling
(Wuppertal University)

7/25/18, 4:30 PM

Hadron Structure

We present recent progress in the determination of nucleon sigma terms by the BMW collaboration. In this talk physical results are presented.

Mr
Karl Sallmen
(KTH)

7/25/18, 4:30 PM

By performing a simultaneous extrapolation of $g_A$ and $m_N$, determined from recent lattice QCD calculations using the MDWF on gradient flowed HISQ action. We explore the convergence of SU(2) HBChiPT using expressions for $g_A$ and $m_N$ derived to a relatively high order.

Jana N. Guenther
(University of Regensburg)

7/25/18, 4:30 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

When comparing lattice calculation to experimental data from heavy ion collision experiments, the higher order fluctuations of conserved charges are important observables. An efficient way to study these fluctuations is to derive them from simulations at a set of imaginary chemical potentials. In this talk we present results for higher order derivatives with respect to $\mu_B$, $\mu_S$ and...

Mr
James Harrison
(University of Southampton)

7/25/18, 4:30 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

Finite-volume (FV) effects are expected to be large in the presence of QED, due to the long range of the electromagnetic interaction. With large efforts under way to include QED effects in lattice calculations, it is important to understand and correct for the associated FV effects. We calculate universal QED FV effects numerically, using an efficient method for lattice simulation of scalar...

Mr
Ahmed Yousif
(Michigan State University)

7/25/18, 4:30 PM

Algorithms and Machines

We introduce an OpenCL library for computation of disconnected contributions for application with FPGAs and GPUs. We look at the advantages of FPGAs vs. traditional GPUs for stochastic estimation of disconnected contributions, as well as gains achieved with enhancements such as mixed precision and the truncated solver method. We also prospectively consider variance reduction algorithms and the...

Dr
Jarno Rantaharju
(Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing)

7/25/18, 4:50 PM

Algorithms and Machines

We publish an extension of openQCD-1.6 with AVX512 vector instructions using Intel intrinsics. Recent Intel processors support extended instruction sets with operations on 512-bit wide vectors, increasing both the capacity for simultaneous floating point operations and of register memory. Optimal use of the new capabilities requires a reorganisation of data and floating point operations into...

Mr
Amol Deshmukh
(The Graduate Center, CUNY)

7/25/18, 4:50 PM

Motivated by lattice QCD calculations in external fields, we study the behavior of single- and few-baryon systems in large magnetic fields. The dependence of single-baryon energies on magnetic fields is explored using chiral dynamics. Lattice calculations are argued to provide a valuable diagnostic on the chiral expansion for baryons. In particular, we show the unsatisfactory state of...

Mr
Jishnu Goswami
(Bielefeld University)

7/25/18, 4:50 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

The QCD phase diagram at finite temperature and density has a very rich physical structure which can be explored with first principle lattice QCD calculations. We study the QCD phase diagram of (2+1)-flavor QCD with imaginary chemical potential using HISQ action which has reduced taste breaking effects compared to the unimproved staggered quark action and hence may allow us to get close to the...

Mr
Jonas Wilhelm
(University of Mainz - Institut for Nuclear Physics)

7/25/18, 4:50 PM

Hadron Structure

We present preliminary results for strange form factors of the nucleon computed on the CLS ensembles with $N_f=2+1$ flavours of O($a$)-improved Wilson fermions. Our calculations are performed at two values of the lattice spacing ($a \in \{0.064, 0.086\} \,\mathrm{fm}$) at a pion mass of $280 \,\mathrm{MeV}$. The determination of strange form factors proceeds by computing quark-disconnected...

Dr
Andre Sternbeck
(University of Jena)

7/25/18, 4:50 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

Lattice calculations of RI'(S)MOM renormalization constants typically generate lots of data for gauge-fixed n-point functions. We reuse this data and determine the full nonperturbative tensor structure of the underlying vertices. They are a crucial input for calculations of hadronic observables formulated as bound-state problems in QCD. We show first data for the simplest fermionic bilinears...

Mr
Yunheng Ma
(Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

7/25/18, 5:10 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

The charmonium-like hybrid mesons with $J^{PC}=(0,1,2)^{-+}$ and $1^--$ are investigated on anisotropic lattices in the quenched approximation. For these states, we construct spatially extended operators by splitting the $\bar{c}\Gamma c B$-type operators into two parts ($c\bar{c}$ and the chromo-magnetic field strength $B$) with different spatial distances $r$. In the Coulomb gauge, the...

Dr
Akio Tomiya
(Central China Normal University)

7/25/18, 5:10 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We study the phase structure of QCD with three degenerate flavors in external magnetic fields using HISQ fermions. The simulations are performed on $16^3\times6$ and $24^3\times6$ lattices. In order to investigate the quark mass dependence of the QCD transition we vary the values of quark masses from 0.015 to 0.0009375 corresponding to $m_\pi=320$ MeV and $80$ MeV in the continuum limit. We...

Prof.
Ting-Wai Chiu
(National Taiwan University)

7/25/18, 5:10 PM

We perform hybrid Monte-Carlo simulation of $N_f=2+1+1$ lattice QCD
with domain-wall/overlap quarks at the physical point. The simulation is carried out on a $ 64^4 $ lattice with lattice spacing $a \sim 0.06$ fm, using the Nvidia DGX-1 (8 Volta GPUs interconnected by the NVLink). To attain the maximal chiral symmetry for a finite extent ($N_s =16$) in the fifth dimension, we use the optimal...

Dr
Roger Horsley
(University of Edinburgh)

7/25/18, 5:10 PM

Hadron Structure

Quark line disconnected matrix elements of an operator, such
as the axial current, are difficult to compute on the lattice.
The standard method uses a stochastic estimator of the operator,
which is very noisy. We discuss and further develop our alternative
approach using the Feynman-Hellmann theorem which involves
only evaluating two-point correlation functions. This is applied
to...

Dr
Ruizi Li
(Indiana University)

7/26/18, 8:30 AM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We calculate $D \rightarrow Kl\nu, \pi l\nu$ vector form factors $f_+^{K/\pi}$ at zero-momentum transfer, using MILC's $N_f = 2+1+1$ HISQ ensembles at four lattice spacings, $a \approx 0.042, 0.06, 0.09, 0.12$ fm, and various HISQ quark masses down to the (degenerate) physical light quark mass. We use the kinematic constraint $f_+= f_0$ at $q^2 = 0$ to determine the vector form factor from our...

Dr
Boram Yoon
(Los Alamos National Laboratory)

7/26/18, 8:30 AM

Hadron Structure

In lattice QCD calculations, many different observables are measured on a gauge field, and their statistical fluctuations are correlated. By exploiting the correlation, one observable can be reconstructed from other observables, without expensive direct calculation. This idea is applied to two nucleon matrix element calculations using machine learning technique.
(1) The calculations of...

Mr
Mizuki Shirogane
(Niigata University)

7/26/18, 8:30 AM

We study energy gap (latent heat) between the hot and cold phases at the first order phase transition point of the SU(3) gauge theory. Performing simulations on lattices with various spatial volumes and lattice spacings, we calculate the energy gap by a method using the Yang-Mills gradient flow and compare it with that by the conventional derivative method.

Prof.
C.-J. David Lin
(National Chiao-Tung University)

7/26/18, 8:30 AM

Theoretical Developments

We present results from our study of the 1+1 dimensional Thirring model employing the techniques of Matrix Product States. As the first step of a research programme for examining this model with the Hamiltonian formalism on the lattice, we determine the phase structure of the theory. In particular, we confirm the existence of the critical phase in the Thirring model in two dimensions. This...

Mr
Daniel Hatton
(University of Glasgow)

7/26/18, 8:30 AM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

Lattice QCD provides several avenues for the high precision determination of quark masses. Using the RI-SMOM scheme applied to lattice calculations with the HISQ action, we obtain mass renormalisation factors that we use to provide strange and charm quark masses with 1% precision. The calculation involves the study of various sources of systematic uncertainty, including an analysis of possible...

Mr
Daniel Darvish
(Carnegie Mellon University)

7/26/18, 8:30 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

The two-scalar field model of Rummukainen and Gottleib is revisited, except the limit of large quartic couplings is not used and a Symanzik improved action is used. Isotropic lattices ranging from $16^3 \times 48$ to $53^3 \times 48$ are used, and the scattering phase shift is determined using a Lüscher analysis.
Results from $K\pi$ and $N\pi$ scattering will also be presented.

Ruairí Brett
(Carnegie Mellon University)

7/26/18, 8:50 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

Elastic $I=1/2$, $s$- and $p$-wave $K\pi$ scattering amplitudes are simultaneously
calculated using a Lüscher style analysis on a single ensemble of dynamical
Wilson-clover fermions at $m_\pi \sim 230$MeV. Partial wave mixing due the reduced
rotational symmetries of the finite volume is included up to $\ell=2$.
We also present finite-volume QCD spectra on two large anisotropic...

Dr
Johannes Heinrich Weber
(Michigan State University)

7/26/18, 8:50 AM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We calculate the equation of state at high temperatures in 2+1 flavor QCD using the highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) action. We study the lattice spacing dependence of the pressure at high temperatures using lattices with temporal extent (N_\tau= 6,\ 8,\ 10) and (12) and perform continuum extrapolations.
We also give a continuum estimate for the equation of state up to temperatures (T =...

Dr
Stefan Kuehn
(Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

7/26/18, 8:50 AM

Theoretical Developments

Gaussian states, meaning states whose density matrix can be expressed as a Gaussian function in the creation and annihilation operators, are widely used in various areas to describe fermionic as well as bosonic systems. However, in cases where both bosons and fermions are present, they cannot describe any correlations between the two species beyond mean-field. This renders them at first glance...

Dr
Andrea Bussone
(IFT, UAM-CSIC)

7/26/18, 8:50 AM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We introduce a mixed-action approach based on CLS ensembles, where a valence Nf=2+1+1 fully-twisted tmQCD action is combined with the Nf=2+1 non-perturbatively O(a)-improved Wilson sea sector. Some field-theoretical properties of this setup (unitarity, O(a) improvement, relevance of open boundary conditions) are discussed. Particular emphasis is given to the application of this setup to...

Prof.
Sergey Syritsyn
(Stony Brook University (SUNY))

7/26/18, 8:50 AM

Hadron Structure

Searches for the nucleon electric dipole moments (EDMs) are at the frontier of high-precision Nuclear physics. Their discovery would be evidence of CP-violation, which is necessary to explain the origin of nuclear matter and would be a signature of new non-Standard-Model interactions. CP-violation in the quark-gluon sector can be caused by the presence of the QCD $\theta$-term or higher-order...

Ms
Sandra Kvedaraite
(University of Sussex)

7/26/18, 8:50 AM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

The Kaon bag parameter, $B_K$, is a key non-perturbative ingredient in the search for new physics through CP-violation. It parameterizes the QCD hadronic matrix element of the effective weak $\Delta S=2$ four quark operator which can only be computed non-pertubatively on the lattice. The perturbative matching of $B_K$ between the lattice renormalization schemes and $\overline{\mbox{MS}}$...

Yannick Meurice
(U. of Iowa)

7/26/18, 9:10 AM

Theoretical Developments

In most lattice simulations, the variables of integration are compact and character expansion (for instance Fourier analysis for $U(1)$ models) can be used
to rewrite the partition function and average observables as discrete sums of contracted tensors. This reformulations have been used for RG blocking but they are also suitable for quantum computing. We discuss FAQ about tensorial...

Mr
Javier Ugarrio
(IFT, UAM-CSIC)

7/26/18, 9:10 AM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We present first preliminary results for masses and decay constants of charmed mesons using a valence Nf=2+1+1 fully-twisted tmQCD action combined with an Nf=2+1 non-perturbatively O(a)-improved Wilson sea sector. The impact of various techniques to reduce noise and improve spectroscopic resolution is presented, and the scaling of basic observables towards the continuum limit explored in a...

Dr
Ferenc Pittler
(HISKP BONN)

7/26/18, 9:10 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

In this talk we present our recent results of the elastic scattering length in the $I_3=\frac{3}{2}$ channel $\pi-K$ scattering. We show a new method to remove thermal effects in the interaction energy of the $\pi-K$ system, and present a careful continuum and chiral extrapolation of the scattering length.

Mr
Yin Lin
(University of Chicago)

7/26/18, 9:10 AM

Hadron Structure

A precise determination of the nucleon axial form factor will greatly reduce systematic errors for the upcoming neutrino scattering experiments. There are no foreseeable experiments to perform such measurement so lattice QCD is the best tool to accomplish the task. Such calculations are especially timely, because the uncertainty on the axial form factor is often underestimated in experimental...

Mr
Matthew Rizik
(National superconducting cyclotron laboratory)

7/26/18, 9:10 AM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

We use the Yang-Mills Gradient flow to study the NLO mixing of CP-violating operators in continuum QCD with special attention to Weinberg’s d=6 purely gluonic operator. This method allows for a clear derivation of the Wilson coefficients of the CP-violating effective action as they pertain to the renormalization group equation. This perturbative calculation is the first step towards a...

Prof.
Yusuke Taniguchi
(University of Tsukuba)

7/26/18, 9:10 AM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We study correlation functions of the energy-momentum (EM) tensor in Nf=2+1 full QCD for the sake of QGP viscosities.
The viscosity is given by three steps on lattice:
(1) calculate two point correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor,
(2) derive the spectral function from the correlation function,
(3) applying the Kubo's formula the viscosity is related to the spectral...

Mr
Jesus Gumaro Rendon Suzuki
(University of Arizona)

7/26/18, 9:30 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

In this project, we aim to compute the form factors relevant for $B \to K^*(\to K \pi)\ell^+\ell^-$ decays. To map the finite-volume matrix elements computed on the lattice to the infinite-volume $B \to K \pi$ matrix elements, the $K \pi$ scattering amplitude needs to be determined using L\"uscher's method. Here we present preliminary results from a calculation with $2+1$ flavors of dynamical...

Dr
J Tobias Tsang
(University of Edinburgh)

7/26/18, 9:30 AM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

I will present a status update of RBC/UKQCD's charm (to bottom) physics program based on ensembles with $N_f=2+1$ flavours of domain wall fermions featuring physical pion masses.
After a brief review of our program, the main focus will be on mesonic decay constants and neutral meson mixing in the charm and bottom sector, where results for the bottom sector are obtained from an extrapolation...

Mr
Ryo Sakai
(Kanazawa University)

7/26/18, 9:30 AM

Theoretical Developments

The tensor renormalization group attracts great attention as a new numerical method because it is free of the sign problem. In addition to this striking feature, it has also an attractive aspect as a coarse-graining of space-time; that is to say, the computational cost scales logarithmically with the space-time volume. This fact allows us to aggressively approach the thermodynamic limit. While...

Mr
Takehiro Hirakida
(Kyushu University)

7/26/18, 9:30 AM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We present lattice calculations of the equation of state of pure SU(2) gauge theory by using the gradient flow. The scale-setting of lattice parameter has been carried, and we propose a reference scale t0 satisfying t2E=0.1 for SU(2) gauge theory. This reference value is fixed by a natural scaling-down of the t0 scale for the SU(3) based on perturbative analysis. We also show the thermodynamic...

Dr
Masaaki Tomii
(Columbia University)

7/26/18, 9:30 AM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

We construct a concrete strategy to implement the non-perturbative renormalization of the $\Delta S = 1$ four-quark operators, which are associated with $K \to \pi\pi$ matrix elements. These non-perturbative methods can be used to determine the Wilson coefficients for the 3-flavor theory, avoiding a significant source of systematic uncertainty that arises from perturbative matching through the...

Dr
Yong-Chull Jang
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)

7/26/18, 9:30 AM

Hadron Structure

We update the nucleon axial, electric, and magnetic form factors obtained from Clover-on-HISQ lattice formulation. Previous results from the $2+1+1$-flavor HISQ ensembles are extended by analyzing more ensembles to cover $a \approx 0.15, 0.12, 0.09, 0.06\,\mathrm{fm}$, $M_\pi \approx 310, 220, 130\,\mathrm{MeV}$, and $ 3.3 < M_\pi L < 5.5$. All data are bias corrected with the AMA method. With...

Mr
Gavin Cheung
(University of Cambridge)

7/26/18, 9:50 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

I will discuss a recent lattice QCD investigation of $DK$ scattering relevant for near-threshold charm-strange mesons such as the enigmatic $D_{s0}(2317)$. By employing a range of techniques, we extracted finite-volume spectra in a number of different channels. These were used to map out the energy dependence of the scattering amplitudes. The resonance and bound state content was determined by...

Yusuke Yoshimura
(CCS, University of Tsukuba)

7/26/18, 9:50 AM

Theoretical Developments

Tensor renormalization group is a new type of numerical method which does not suffer from the sign problem.
We have developed the tensor renormalization group for 3-dimensional $Z_2$ gauge theory.
We apply it to finite temperature $Z_2$ gauge thery in (2+1) dimensions and
compare the results with those obtained by a previous Monte Carlo study.

Mr
Fabian Joswig
(Universität Münster)

7/26/18, 9:50 AM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

We report on advances in the non-perturbative determination of the ratio $Z_\mathrm{S}/Z_\mathrm{P}$ of the
scalar to the pseudoscalar renormalization constants in three-flavour
lattice QCD with Wilson-clover quarks and tree-level Symanzik improved
gluons. The computations are based on the Ward identity approach, using
Schrödinger functional boundary conditions. Our results for...

Dr
Giorgio Salerno
(University of Roma Tre & LPT Orsay)

7/26/18, 9:50 AM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We present a preliminary lattice determination of the masses and decay constants of the pseudoscalar and vector mesons $B_c$ and $B_c^*$. Our analysis is based on the gauge configurations produced by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration with $N_f=2+1+1$ flavors of dynamical quarks. We simulated at three different values of the lattice spacing and with pion masses as small as 210 MeV....

Prof.
Yoshinobu Kuramashi
(University of Tsukuba)

7/26/18, 9:50 AM

Hadron Structure

We present preliminary results for nucleon form factors calculated with the plateau method varying the source-sink separation time t_s on a (10.8fm)^4 lattice at the physical point in 2+1 flavor QCD. The configurations are generated with the stout-smeared O(a)-improved Wilson quark action and the Iwasaki gauge action at beta=1.82 corresponding to the lattice spacing of 0.084 fm. We discuss the...

Etsuko Itou
(RCNP, Osaka University/Kouchi University)

7/26/18, 9:50 AM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We study two-color QCD with nonzero chemical potential using Iwasaki gauge and Wilson fermion action.
The two-color gauge theory coupled to an even number of fundamental fermions does not suffer from the sign problem because the fermion transforms in a real representation.
To perform the simulation even in high chemical potential regime, as in earlier publications, we introduce a diquark...

Simon Kuberski
(Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Münster)

7/26/18, 10:10 AM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

The use of Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) on the lattice as an approach to B-physics phenomenology is based on a non-perturbative matching of HQET to QCD in finite volume. As a first step to apply the underlying strategy in the three-flavor ($N_f = 2+1$) theory, we determine the renormalization constant and improvement coefficients relating the renormalized current and subtracted quark...

Mr
Amit Kumar
(Wayne State University)

7/26/18, 10:10 AM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

The jet transport coefficient $\hat{q}$ is the leading parameter that controls the modification of hard jets produced in heavy-ion collisions. This coefficient, like other jet coefficients is inherently non-perturbative, and hence, is challenging to compute from first principles. Currently, existing theoretical model to data comparisons require a separate normalization of $\hat{q}$ between...

Alessandro Baroni
(University of South Carolina)

7/26/18, 10:10 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

In this talk, I will discuss a class of observables that are experimentally inaccessible but can be accessed via lattice QCD, and how these will shed light into the nature of low-lying QCD resonances and bound states. In particular, I consider the finite-volume two-body matrix elements with one current insertion, and review the recently proposed formalism for relating these to infinite-volume...

Dr
Brian Colquhoun
(KEK)

7/26/18, 10:10 AM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We report on the progress of our calculation of form factors for the exclusive semileptonic decay of B mesons to pions on $2+1$ flavour lattices with spacings from $0.080~\mathrm{fm}$ down to $0.044~\mathrm{fm}$. Using the Mobius domain wall fermion action for all quarks, we simulate pions with masses down 230 MeV over a range of momenta, and extrapolate to the bottom quark mass by utilising...

Dr
Christos Kallidonis
(Stony Brook University)

7/26/18, 10:10 AM

Hadron Structure

The electromagnetic (EM) form factors of the nucleon are fundamental quantities probing its structure. They have been precisely determined from electron scattering experiments as well as extensively studied in lattice QCD calculations. Experiments seeking to explore the behavior of the EM form factors at high momentum transfer, such as the physics program of the CEBAF at JLab which will allow...

Roman Sverdlov
(University of New Mexico)

7/26/18, 10:10 AM

Theoretical Developments

Causal set theory, originally introduced by Rafael Sorkin, is a model of spacetime as a partially ordered set: an element of a set corresponds to a point in spacetime, while partial ordering corresponds to lightcone causal relation. There is no coordinate system: all of the geometry is to be deduced from partial ordering alone. Consequently, one has to rewrite Lagrangians in quantum field...

Dr
Alan Horowitz
(IUP)

7/26/18, 11:00 AM

Theoretical Developments

I will show that naive and staggered fermions on simplicial lattices and their dual lattices in any dimension can be formulated about as simply as on hypercubic lattices. Point, chiral and discrete symmetry properties are however more subtle. Despite the absence of an exact chiral symmetry, there is no additive mass renormalization. There is an interesting duality between vector and axial...

Dr
Arjun Gambhir
(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

7/26/18, 11:00 AM

Hadron Structure

The Feynman-Hellmann method, as implemented by Bouchard et al. [1612.06963], has recently been used successfully to determine the nucleon axial charge. A limitation of the method was the restriction to a single operator and a single momentum during the computation of each "Feynman-Hellmann" propagator. Here we discuss enhancements to the method that relax this constraint and we demonstrate...

Prof.
Robert Mawhinney
(Columbia University)

7/26/18, 11:00 AM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

The RBC and UKQCD Collaborations have generated a number
of coarse ensembles with 2+1 flavors of Mobius Domain Wall Fermions
(MDWF) and physical quark masses using the Iwasaki plus Dislocation
Suppressing Determinant Ratio (DSDR) action. Previous work has
shown small $O(a^2)$ scaling violations for pseudoscalar decay
constants, various masses and Wilson flow scales. In this talk,
we...

Claudio Rebbi

7/26/18, 11:00 AM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

In lattice simulations one generally projects correlators over zero
spatial momentum to calculate masses and related spectral data. The sum over space lattice points, however, discards information which may be useful especially in the calculation of disconnected diagrams. I will show that, by using momentum conservation, the calculation of non-zero momentum components of disconnected...

Prof.
Stephen Sharpe
(University of Washington)

7/26/18, 11:00 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

I present an update on work extending and applying the relativistic three-particle quantization conditions of Hansen/Sharpe, and Brice\~no/Hansen/Sharpe. This is based on work done in collaboration with Tyler Blanton, Ra\'ul Brice\~no, Max Hansen and Fernando Romero-Lopez. Topics include the numerical implementation of the quantization condition in the isotropic approximation, the...

Dr
Francesca Cuteri
(J. W. Goethe Universität)

7/26/18, 11:00 AM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We investigate to which extent we can exploit the dependence of the order of the chiral transition on the number of light degenerate flavors $N_\text{f}$, re-interpreted as continuous parameter in the path integral formulation, as a means to perform a controlled chiral extrapolation and deduce the order of the transition for the case $N_\text{f}=2$, which is still under debate.

Mr
Sheng-Tai Li
(Central China Normal University)

7/26/18, 11:20 AM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

The chiral phase transition temperature $T_{c}$ is a fundamental quantity of QCD. To determine this quantity, we have performed simulations of (2 + 1)-flavor QCD using the Highly Improved Staggered Quarks (HISQ) action on $N_{\tau}=6, 8, 12$ lattices and aspect ratios $N_{\sigma}/N_{\tau}$ ranging from 4 to 7.
In our simulations, we fix the strange quark mass value to its physical value...

Gen Wang
(University of Kentucky)

7/26/18, 11:20 AM

Hadron Structure

We present the form factor of pion using overlap fermion. We work on 2+1 flavor domain-wall configurations on $24^3\times 64$ lattice with lattice spacing $a=0.083 \, {\rm{fm}}$ and $32^3 \times 64$ lattice with lattice spacing $a=0.083 \, {\rm{fm}}$ genterated by RBC/UKQCD collaboration. With multi--mass algorithm, we do an extrapolatiion of finite lattice spacing and varies valence quark...

Prof.
Richard C. Brower
(Boston University)

7/26/18, 11:20 AM

Theoretical Developments

Conformal or near conformal QFTs would benefit from
a rigorous non-perturbative lattice formulation beyond the flat
Euclidean space, $\mathbb R^d.\;$ Although all UV complete QFT are
known to be also perturbatively renormalizable on any smooth Riemann
manifold, non-perturbative realization on simplicial lattices (triangulations) encounter difficulties as the UV cut-off...

Takeshi Yamazaki
(Univerity of Tsukuba)

7/26/18, 11:20 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We discuss an exact relation between the two-particle scattering amplitude and the Bethe-Salpeter (BS) wave function inside the interaction range in quantum field theory. In the relation the reduced BS wave function given by the BS wave function plays an essential role. Through the relation the on-shell and half off-shell amplitudes can be calculated.
We also show that the solution of...

Mr
Tianle Wang
(Columbia University)

7/26/18, 11:20 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We report a direct lattice calculation of both the I=0 and 2 pi-pi scattering phase shifts using G-parity boundary conditions on an ensemble of $32^3\times64$ gauge configurations at physical quark mass. This extends an earlier calculation of the RBC/UKQCD Collaboration by including additional operators and using non-zero center-of-mass momenta. We apply the generalized eigenvalue treatment...

Prof.
Maarten Golterman
(San Francisco State University)

7/26/18, 11:20 AM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

We apply a recently developed dilaton-pion effective field theory for
asymptotically free gauge theories near the conformal window to the SU(3)
gauge theory with $N_f=8$ fermions in the fundamental representation.
Numerical data for this theory suggests the existence of a large-mass
regime, where the fermion mass is not small but nevertheless the effective
theory is applicable because of...

Dr
Matthias Puhr
(University of Regensburg)

7/26/18, 11:40 AM

Theoretical Developments

In general, perturbative expansions of observables in quantum field
theories are divergent (asymptotic) series. It is often possible to
apply resummation techniques to assign a unique finite value to the
asymptotic series, but a particular pattern of divergence, the
so-called renormalon, gives rise to non-perturbative ambiguities. The
framework of numerical stochastic perturbation theory...

Dr
Gergely Endrodi
(Goethe University Frankfurt)

7/26/18, 11:40 AM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We investigate the properties of the finite-temperature
QCD transition towards the chiral limit using staggered
quarks. Starting from the 2+1 flavor physical point, the
limit of massless quarks is approached along two different
trajectories in the Columbia-plot. Unlike in previous
approaches, the chiral condensate is determined via the
Banks-Casher relation. The first results of...

Thomas DeGrand
(University of Colorado)

7/26/18, 11:40 AM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Some recent beyond Standard Model phenomenology is based on new strongly interacting dynamics
of SU(N) gauge fields coupled to various numbers of fermions. When N=3 these systems are
analogues of QCD, although the fermion masses are typically different from the ones of real world QCD.
Many quantities needed for phenomenology from these
models have been computed on the lattice. We are...

Shigemi Ohta
(IPNS, KEK)

7/26/18, 11:40 AM

Hadron Structure

The current status of the nucleon isovector axialvector charge calculation using a 2+1-flavor dynamical domain-wall QCD ensemble generated jointly by RBC and UKQCD Collaborations with essentially physical mass quarks and at lattice cut off of 1.730(4) GeV will be reported.

Dr
Yusuke Namekawa
(University of Tsukuba)

7/26/18, 11:40 AM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We evaluate scattering lengths by use of a scattering amplitude
calculated with the Bethe-Salpeter wave function
inside the interaction range.
Scattering lengths of I=2 two pions are computed
by both conventional and our methods
with $m_\pi = 0.52-0.86$ GeV in the quenched lattice QCD.
The results are compared with each other to confirm consistency.
Furthermore, a half off-shell...

Dr
Christopher Kelly
(Columbia University)

7/26/18, 11:40 AM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We provide an update on the RBC & UKQCD lattice calculation of the measure of Standard Model direct CP-violation in kaon decays, \epsilon'

Mr
Fernando Romero-Lopez
(University of Valencia, IFIC)

7/26/18, 12:00 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

In this work we present our latest results about the K $\to$ $\pi$ matrix elements at large $N_c$, including the exploration of the mass dependence and the latest simulations with $N_f=4$ dynamical fermions.

Mr
Atsushi Baba
(University of Tsukuba)

7/26/18, 12:00 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

In the lattice gauge theory with Wilson fermion, chiral symmetry is explicitly broken. A non-trivial additive correction is needed to renormalize the chiral condensate. In this study, we use gradient flow to avoid this problem. Gradient flow makes us possible to define correctly renormalized chiral susceptibility without additive renormalization.
We measure not only disconnected diagram but...

Prof.
Francesco Di Renzo
(University of Parma and INFN)

7/26/18, 12:00 PM

Theoretical Developments

Numerical Stochastic Perturbation Theory (NSPT) enables very high order computations in Lattice Gauge Theories. We report on the determination of the gluon condensate from lattice QCD measurements of the basic plaquette. This is a long standing problem, which was eventually solved a few years ago in pure gauge. In this context NSPT is crucial: it is actually the only tool enabling the...

Dr
Konstantin Ottnad
(University of Mainz)

7/26/18, 12:00 PM

Hadron Structure

We present a nucleon structure analysis including the charges of isovector dimension-three operators as well as the forward matrix elements of twist-2, dimension-four operators. Computations are performed on CLS ensembles with $N_f=2+1$ Wilson fermions, covering four values of the lattice spacing and pion masses down to $M_\pi \approx 200\,\mathrm{MeV}$. Several source-sink separations...

Prof.
Keh-Fei Liu
(University of Kentucky)

7/26/18, 12:00 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

Variational method with valence overlap fermion is employed to calculate the Roper state on the $24^3 \times 64$ domain-wall fermion lattice at a = 0.114 and 330 MeV pion mass. It is found that the results are consistent with those from the sequential empirical Bayes (SEB) method. They are about 300 MeV lower than those with the clover fermion at comparable lattice spacing and pion mass. To...

Prof.
Ethan Neil
(University of Colorado, Boulder)

7/26/18, 12:00 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

I present updated spectroscopy results from the LSD collaboration on
SU(3) gauge theory with $N_f=8$ degenerate fermions in the fundamental
representation, using nHYP-smeared staggered fermions. The new results
include added statistics, a more sophisticated systematic error analysis,
and the use of joint fits to stabilize estimates of the $0^{++}$ scalar
meson mass. We find persistent...

Mr
William Jay
(University of Colorado Boulder)

7/26/18, 12:20 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

We describe our recent lattice study of the baryon spectrum of SU(4) gauge theory with fully dynamical Wilson-clover fermions in the fundamental and sextet representations. This system is closely related to a model of physics beyond the Standard Model containing a composite Higgs. The model also contains a partially composite top quark, which mixes linearly with a new baryon of SU(4)...

Dr
Hiroshi Ohno
(University of Tsukuba)

7/26/18, 12:20 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We report our updated study on the critical endpoint of the finite temperature phase transition in 4-flavor QCD with Wilson-Clover fermions. Using the kurtosis intersection method, we determined the critical endpoint on lattices with $N_t$ = 4, 6 and 8. Our continuum extrapolated result shows that the critical pion mass is clearly larger compared to one in 3-flavor, which suggests that the...

Dr
Jacob Fallica Fallica
(University of Kentucky)

7/26/18, 12:20 PM

Chiral symmetry is presumed to be a crucial component in the strong interaction and QCD, but its role in spectroscopy, especially for baryons, has not been fully explored. Compounding this, chiral fermions are uncommon in lattice calculations due to their expensive nature. We calculate $\eta\pi$, $K\pi$ and $N\pi$ states with $q\bar{q}$ and $qqq$ interpolation fields at...

Prof.
Joel Giedt
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

7/26/18, 12:20 PM

Theoretical Developments

We explain our recent formulation of this theory on the lattice, and also discuss other formulations. Issues related to tuning and decoupling of auxiliary sectors are examined. The continuum limit is explored.

Dr
David Richards
(Jefferson Laboratory)

7/26/18, 12:20 PM

Hadron Structure

Using a combination of lattice QCD calculation of the strange-quark form factors, and experimental (anti) neutrino differential cross-section data in a regime where nuclear effects are shown to be negligible, we obtain a precise determination of the weak axial form factor in the regime $0\le Q^2 \le 1\, {\rm GeV}^2$, and of the corresponding weak-axial charge. We are thereby able to reproduce...

Prof.
Xu Feng
(Peking University)

7/26/18, 12:20 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

In this talk, we present our progress on the study of the electromagnetic corrections to $K\to\pi\pi$ decay. To provide an accurate Standard-Model determination of direct CP violation at the precision of O(10%), it is important to include the electromagnetic corrections, as such $O(\alpha_e)$ effects could be enhanced 22 times in principle due to the isospin mixing and the $\Delta I=1/2$ rule....

Dr
Rajan Gupta
(Los Alamos National Lab)

7/26/18, 12:40 PM

Hadron Structure

I will present results from the PNDME collaboration for the
isovector and flavor diagonal charges of the nucleon obtained using
eleven 2+1+1-flavor HISQ ensembles generated by the MILC collaboration.
The talk will also cover Details of the control over excited states and the
the chiral-continuum-finite volume fits leading to teh final results.

Daniel Hackett
(University of Colorado Boulder)

7/26/18, 12:40 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

To date, studies of the thermodynamics of QCD in the limit of large number of colors have been limited to the quenched approximation, i.e., the behavior of pure SU(N) gauge theory at large N. We present a progress report on our investigation of the phase structure of large-N QCD in the presence of (Wilson) fermions with finite mass. We explore the light quark mass regime by simulating with two...

Mr
Diego Silva
(The University of Iowa)

7/26/18, 12:40 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

A SU(3) gauge theory with 12 flavors is a model of great interest for beyond the standard model physics. Running RHMC simulations for different masses and betas we study the Fisher zeroes in the vicinity of the endpoint of a line of first order transitions. The pinching of these zeros with respect to increasing volume provide information about a possible unconventional continuum limit. We also...

Dr
Andrew Hanlon
(Helmholtz-Institut Mainz, JGU)

7/26/18, 12:40 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

Significant experimental and theoretical efforts to determine the existence and nature of the $H$-dibaryon have been underway since its prediction in 1977. Yet, conclusive evidence for such a bound state is still lacking. Results from various lattice QCD calculations show substantial disagreement for the binding energy. Since there is no conclusive evidence for or against the existence of a...

Mr
Yiming Cai
(University of Maryland, College Park)

7/26/18, 12:40 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

A precise Standard Model prediction for the direct CP violation in the K -> \pi\pi decay process is of great importance in confronting experiments and constraining new physics. The state-of-art lattice QCD precision of this process will soon achieve a value for which QED effects can no longer be neglected. The inclusion of QED in such calculations is planned and the formalism to relate the...

Prof.
Xiangdong Ji
(U. Maryland/Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

7/27/18, 9:00 AM

Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) is the highest priority for new construction in US nuclear science community and will likely to start physics program in about 5-10 years from now.
EIC enables to make detailed studies of the parton structure of nucleons and nuclei in unprecedented accuracy and kinematic domain. How to compute the EIC observables, namely various parton distributions and...

Dr
Jeremy Green
(DESY, Zeuthen)

7/27/18, 9:30 AM

The current status of calculations of simple nucleon structure observables, such as the axial charge, will be reviewed. Recent calculations have produced steadily better control over the standard sources of systematic uncertainty, and there are now multiple groups doing calculations with near-physical quark masses. A major challenge is the combination of an exponentially decaying...

Yibo Yang
(Michigan State University)

7/27/18, 10:00 AM

We calculate the intrinsic quark and gluon spin contribution to the total proton spin using overlap fermions on Domain-wall ensembles. We find that the total quark spin, with the axial Ward identity satisfied, is ~40%, and the glue spin contribution is ~50% if the matching procedure in LaMET is neglected.
The imperative non-perturbative renormalization to obtain the quark and glue angular...

Dr
Christopher Monahan
(University of Washington)

7/27/18, 11:00 AM

First principles calculations of the Bjorken-x dependence of hadron structure have been a long-standing challenge for lattice QCD. This year marks a significant milestone: the first determinations of parton distribution functions, which capture the longitudinal momentum structure of fast-moving hadrons, at physical pion masses. Moreover, there has been significant progress in our understanding...

Dr
Andreas Kronfeld
(Fermilab)

7/27/18, 11:45 AM

Plans are well underway in Japan and the US to measure neutrino mixing angles with unprecedented precision and search for CP-violating phases in the mixing. An important systematic/theory uncertainty will be that of the neutrino-nucleus cross section. In this talk I illustrate how lattice QCD calculations (combined with nuclear many-body theory and experimental data) can reduce the...

Mr
Euan McLean
(University of Glasgow)

7/27/18, 2:00 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We present progress on an ongoing calculation of the $B_s\to D_s l\nu$ form factors
calculated on the 2+1+1 MILC ensembles and using the Highly Improved Staggered Quark action for all valence quarks. We perform the calculation at unphysically light $b$ quark masses and
extrapolate to the physical point.

Jacek Wosiek
(Jagiellonian University)

7/27/18, 2:00 PM

Theoretical Developments

Finding positive representations of complex weights still attracts a fair amount of interest. Extension of probabilistic Langevin dynamics into a complex domain works in some cases and fails in the others. For that reason some attempts were made to directly construct pairs of corresponding distributions, without invoking stochastic processes. One of such schemes, and its new theoretical and...

Mr
Salvatore Cali
(University of Wuppertal)

7/27/18, 2:00 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We investigate the influence of dynamical charm quarks on observables with an explicit charm quark dependence, like the hyperfine splitting, quark masses and meson decay constants. For this purpose, instead of working in full QCD we study a simplified setup.
We simulate two theories: $N_f=0$ QCD and QCD with $N_f=2$ degenerate charm quarks. The absence of light quarks allows us to reach...

Dr
Michael Wagman
(MIT)

7/27/18, 2:00 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Correlation functions for baryons, or generically systems with different U(1) charges than the vacuum, have phase fluctuations that lead to sign problems obstructing studies of finite-density matter using correlation functions. I will discuss phase fluctuations in lattice QCD and in a one-dimensional complex scalar field toy model and methods to exploit the structure of phase fluctuations to...

Christoph Lehner
(BNL)

7/27/18, 2:00 PM

Hadron Structure

I present the current status of the HVP calculation for the muon anomalous magnetic moment by the RBC and UKQCD collaborations both for a pure lattice and a combined lattice+R-ratio calculation. I will report on our recent work [1801.07224] and on progress towards the reduction of statistical and systematic uncertainties.

Jose Gabriel Reyes-Rivera
(Michigan State University)

7/27/18, 2:00 PM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

The Yang-Mills gradient flow can be used to calculate the strange quark scalar content in nucleons using Lattice QCD. Given the renormalization properties of flowed operators, the procedure promises a reduction of the uncertainties in the determination of the spin independent (SI) elastic cross section of dark matter models involving WIMP-nucleon interactions. Chiral symmetry and a small...

Dr
Alejandro Vaquero
(University of Utah)

7/27/18, 2:20 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We present preliminary blinded results from our analysis of the form factors for B¯→D⋆ℓν¯ decay at non-zero recoil. Our analysis includes 15 MILC asqtad ensembles with Nf=2+1 flavors of sea quarks and lattice spacings ranging from a≈0.15 fm down to 0.045 fm. The valence light quarks employ the asqtad action, whereas The b and c quarks are treated using the Fermilab action. We discuss the...

Dr
Andrew Lytle
(University of Glasgow)

7/27/18, 2:20 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

Using MILC ensembles of highly improved staggered quarks (HISQ) with lattice spacings down to a=.044 fm, we report results obtained from heavyonium and heavy-charm HISQ correlators. Using HISQ valence quarks on successively finer lattices allows us to simulate near (and in fact just beyond) the b-quark mass.
In particular we focus on the Bc(2S) energy, which we compare with...

Dr
Aaron Meyer
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)

7/27/18, 2:20 PM

Hadron Structure

The Hadronic Vacuum Polarization (HVP) is a dominant contribution to the theoretical uncertainty of the muon anomalous magnetic moment. The uncertainty in lattice QCD calculations of the HVP are dominated by the long-distance contribution to the vector correlation function. With explicit studies of the exclusive channels of the HVP diagram, it is possible to reconstruct the long-distance...

Dr
Jonna Koponen
(INFN sezione di Roma Tor Vergata)

7/27/18, 2:20 PM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

We present a preliminary analysis of the $u/d$ and $s$ quark masses, extracted using the PCAC quark masses reported in Phys. Rev. D 95, 074504. The data is based on the CLS $N_f = 2 + 1$ simulations with Wilson/Clover quarks and Luescher-Weisz gauge action, at four $\beta$ values (i.e. lattice spacings) and a range of quark masses. We use the Alpha results of Eur.Phys.J. C78 (2018)387 for...

Mr
Gurtej Kanwar
(MIT)

7/27/18, 2:20 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Lattice QCD estimates of correlation functions with non-zero U(1) baryon number suffer from a well known signal-to-noise problem at large time separations. Previous work has shown that this can be attributed to a widening phase distribution over a circular domain, where standard estimators perform exponentially poorly as the distribution approaches uniform. We present a new approach to this...

Mr
Blazej Ruba
(Jagiellonian University)

7/27/18, 2:20 PM

Theoretical Developments

Many research programs aiming to deal with the sign problem were proposed since the advent of lattice field theory. Several of these try to achieve this by exploiting properties of analytic functions. This is also the case for one of the approaches we're developing. There auxillary complex variables are introduced and desired weight is obtained after integrating them out. In this talk I will...

Dr
Utku Can
(RIKEN)

7/27/18, 2:40 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We calculate the spectrum of charmed baryons on $32^3\times64$, $2+1$-flavor lattice QCD ensembles generated by the PACS-CS Collaboration. Calculations are done with almost physical light quarks, $m_\pi$ ~ 156 MeV, and physical strange and charm quarks. A relativistic heavy-quark action is used for valance charm quarks to suppress the systematic errors. A two-fold variational analysis is...

Dr
Vera Guelpers
(University of Southampton)

7/27/18, 2:40 PM

Hadron Structure

A determination of the HVP contribution to g-2 from lattice QCD aiming at a precision of 1% requires to include isospin breaking corrections in the computation. We present a lattice calculation of the QED and strong isospin breaking corrections to the HVP with Domain Wall fermions. The results are obtained using quark masses which are tuned such that pion and kaon masses agree with their...

Prof.
Wayne Polyzou
(University of Iowa)

7/27/18, 2:40 PM

Theoretical Developments

Scattering theory can be formulated given a representation of the
quantum mechanical Hilbert space and a set of self-adjoint Poincar\'e
generators satisfying cluster properties. These are both provided by
the Osterwalder-Schrader reconstruction theorem, where the input is a
collection of Euclidean-covariant reflection-positive distributions.
In this representation both Hilbert space...

Prof.
Benjamin Jaeger
(CP3 & DIAS, University of Southern Denmark)

7/27/18, 2:40 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

The QCD pressure at non-zero chemical potential mu is typically obtained
via a Taylor expansion in mu. The Taylor coefficients are traces of
powers of the inverse Dirac matrices, which are computed using many noisy
estimators. Here, we present an alternative based on the Cauchy Residue Theorem and discuss its merits for the Taylor coefficients.

Mr
Katsumasa Nakayama
(Department of Physics, Nagoya Univ.)

7/27/18, 2:40 PM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

We report on a calculation of the charmonium contribution to the decay $B \rightarrow Kll$ using lattice simulations with 2+1 flavors of Mobius domain wall fermions.
We focus on the region of $q^2$ below the $J/\psi$ resonance and test the factorization approximation to estimate the amplitude.

Dr
Sungwoo Park
(Los Alamos National Laboratory)

7/27/18, 2:40 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We update the calculation of $B \to D^\ast \ell \nu$ form factor at zero-recoil using the Oktay-Kronfeld (OK) action for bottom and charm quarks. Heavy quark action is nonperturbatively tuned. The flavor changing currents are improved to $\mathcal{O}(\lambda\approx \Lambda_{QCD}/2m_Q)$, $Q=b,c$ at tree-level in the HQET power counting. We use the HISQ action for the light spectator quark with...

Prof.
Weonjong Lee
(Seoul National University)

7/27/18, 3:00 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We report recent progress in determining $\varepsilon_K$, the indirect
CP violation parameter in the neutral kaon system, calculated using
lattice QCD inputs including $B_K$, $\xi_0$, $\xi_2$, $V_{us}$,
$V_{cb}$, and $m_c(m_c)$. In this report, various other input
parameters such as $m_t(m_t)$ have also been updated recently.

Dr
Bingnan Lu
(Michigan State University)

7/27/18, 3:00 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We present the first ab initio calculations of nuclei and nuclear matter at finite temperature. Using lattice Monte Carlo simulations and chiral effective field theory, we probe the thermal properties of nuclear systems from first principles. We find that the pinhole algorithm, initially developed for extracting nucleon densities, is well suited for computing the canonical partition function....

Carlotta Marchis
(University of Graz)

7/27/18, 3:00 PM

Theoretical Developments

We explore new representations for lattice gauge theories with fermions, where the space time lattice is divided into dynamically fluctuating regions, inside which different types of degres of freedom are used in the path integral. The first kind of regions is a union of so-called bags, in which the dynamics is described by the free propagation of composite degrees of freedom of the original...

Dr
Xiao-Yu Guo
(GSI Helmholzzentrum)

7/27/18, 3:00 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We perform an analysis of QCD lattice data on charmed meson masses. The quark-mass dependence of the data set is used to gain information on the size of counter terms of the chiral Lagrangian formulated with open-charm states with $J^P = 0^-$ and $J^P = 1^-$ quantum numbers. Of particular interest are those counter terms that are active in the exotic flavour sextet channel. A chiral expansion...

Dr
Mattia Bruno
(BNL)

7/27/18, 3:00 PM

Hadron Structure

Hadronic spectral functions of tau decays have been used in the past to provide an alternative determination of the LO Hadronic Vacuum Polarization relevant for (g-2) of the muon. Following recent developments and results in Lattice QCD+QED calculations, we explore the possibility of studying the isospin breaking corrections of tau spectral functions for this prediction. We present preliminary...

Mr
Logan Carpenter
(Student at Brigham Young University Idaho)

7/27/18, 3:00 PM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

We perform scale setting for the MDWF on gradient flowed HISQ action. 18 different ensembles are used to perform an extrapolation of the omega baryon to the physical point. Various schemes of defining dimensionless variables to parameterize the light and strange quark mass are used to estimate systematic uncertainties in the scale setting.

James Zanotti
(University of Adelaide)

7/27/18, 3:20 PM

Hadron Structure

The QCDSF collaboration has generated an ensemble of configurations with dynamical QCD and QED fields. They are generated with the specific aim of studying flavour breaking effects arising from differences in the quark masses and charges in physical quantities. Here we study these effects in a calculation of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon $a_\mu=(g-2)/2$ around an SU(3) symmetric...

Dr
Balint Toth
(University of Wuppertal)

7/27/18, 3:20 PM

Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization

We use our Nf=2+1+1 staggered lattice QCD configurations to compute the corrections to Dashen's theorem and the quark mass ratio m_u/m_d. We use quark masses around their physical values, and reach the continuum limit using 5 different lattice spacings. We use the QED_L formulation, and include the QED and u-d mass difference effects in the valence sector.

Dr
Stefano Piemonte
(University of Regensburg)

7/27/18, 3:20 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

Many exotic charmonium resonances have been identified recently in experiment, however their nature and properties are mostly unknown. Algorithmic and theoretical progress in lattice calculations has enabled reliable numerical investigation of the charmonium spectrum below the strong decay threshold, while the study of resonances remain an open challenge. The main difficulty to overcome is the...

Ms
Casey Berger
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

7/27/18, 3:20 PM

Theoretical Developments

Quantum field theories with a complex action suffer from a sign problem in stochastic non-perturbative treatments, making many systems of great interest - such as polarized or mass-imbalanced fermions and QCD at finite baryon density - extremely challenging to treat numerically. Another such system is that of bosons at finite angular momentum; experimentalists have successfully achieved vortex...

Ms
Julia Kettle
(University of Edinburgh)

7/27/18, 3:20 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

I present an update on the calculation of beyond the standard model kaon mixing matrix elements in isospin symmetric pure QCD with $n_f$ = 2 + 1 dynamical flavours calculated with data at the physical pion mass. Our analysis includes simulations with domain wall fermions and an Iwasaki gauge, at three-lattice spacings and a range of pion masses from the physical point up to 430 MeV.
We...

Mr
Lukas Holicki
(JLU Giessen)

7/27/18, 3:20 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Chiral Random Matrix Theory has proven to describe the spectral prop-
erties of low temperature QCD very well. However, at temperatures above
the chiral symmetry restoring transition it can not provide a global descrip-
tion. The level-spacing distribution in lower part of the spectrum of the
Dirac operator is Poisson-like. The eigenmodes are localized in space-time
and separated from the...

Ms
Ursa Skerbis
(Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenija)

7/27/18, 3:40 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

Two pentaquarks $P_{c}^{+}$ were discovered by LHCb collaboration as peaks in the $J/\psi$-nucleon invariant mass. We performed the lattice QCD study of the scattering between $J/\psi$ meson and nucleon in the channels with $J^{P}=\frac{3}{2}^{+},\frac{3}{2}^{-}, \frac{5}{2}^{+}, \frac{5}{2}^{-}$, where $P_{c}^{+}$ was discovered. Energies of the eigenstates in these channels are extracted...

Mr
Samuel Foreman
(University of Iowa)

7/27/18, 3:40 PM

Theoretical Developments

We illustrate how principal component analysis of simulation data represented as images generated from the worm algorithm, a method to sample the strong coupling contributions, can be used to identify the critical temperature Tc in the Ising model. It is shown that the eigenvalue corresponding to the first principal component of the covariance matrix obtained from pixel ensembles scales...

Mr
Bigeng Wang
(Columbia University)

7/27/18, 3:40 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

The two neutral kaon states in nature, the KL (long-lived) and KS (short-lived) mesons, are the two time-evolution eigenstates of the $K^0$ -- $\overline{K}^0$ mixing system. The prediction of their mass difference $\Delta M_K$ based on the Standard Model is an important goal of lattice QCD. In this talk, I will present preliminary results from a calculation of $\Delta M_K$ performed on an...

Dr
Marco Cè
(Helmholtz-Institut Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

7/27/18, 3:40 PM

We present a preliminary study of the leading hadronic contribution to the running of the electroweak mixing angle $\theta_W$. The running is extracted from the correlation function of the electromagnetic current with the (vector part of the) weak neutral current using the Lorentz-covariant coordinate-space method recently introduced by Meyer. Both connected and disconnected contributions have...

Mr
Sajid Ali
(Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Münster, Germany.)

7/27/18, 4:30 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

In $\mathcal{N} = 1$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory the superpartner of the gluon is the gluino, which is a spin 1/2 Majorana particle in the adjoint representation of the gauge group. Combining three gluinos, it is possible to form colour neutral bound states, analogous to baryons in QCD. The correlation functions of the corresponding baryonic operators contain a contribution represented by...

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HISQ light quark hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment

Thomas Blum
(University of Connecticut)

7/27/18, 4:30 PM

Hadron Structure

We present preliminary results for the (connected) hadronic vacuum polarization (HVP) contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment (g-2). The HVP is computed for degenerate up and down quarks at the physical point on HISQ 2+1+1 flavor ensembles generated by the MILC collaboration. We use all mode and low mode averaging with 2000-3000 lowmodes to obtain precise statistics. Calculations...

Dr
Lorenzo Riggio
(INFN Sez. Roma Tre)

7/27/18, 4:30 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We present a preliminary study toward a lattice determination of the vector
and scalar form factors of the $B \to \pi \ell \nu$ semileptonic decays.
We compute the form factors relative to the transition between pseudo-scalar
heavy mesons, with masses above the D-mass, and the pion. We simulate the
valence heavy quark with a mass in the range $ m_c < m_h < 2m_c $.
Lorentz symmetry...

Mr
Eduardo Ibanez Bribian
(Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM-CSIC)

7/27/18, 4:30 PM

Theoretical Developments

We report on our computation of the perturbative running of the 't Hooft coupling in a pure gauge SU(N) theory with twisted boundary conditions. The computation was performed using gradient flow methods in four dimensions, in the continuum, and using dimensional regularisation. The coupling is defined in terms of the energy density of the flow fields at a scale given by a particular...

Dr
Unger Wolfgang
(Bielefeld University)

7/27/18, 4:30 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Lattice QCD at strong coupling has long been studied in a dual representation to circumvent the finite baryon density sign problem. Recent results that established the non-perturbative functional dependence between the bare anisotropy and the physical anisotropy a/a_t in the chiral limit are now extended to finite quark mass. We discuss the consequences of the anisotropy callibration to the...

Mr
Giorgio Silvi
(Forschungszentrum Jülich - University of Wuppertal)

7/27/18, 4:30 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

The study of strong scattering in Lattice QCD is enabled by the use of
the Luescher method, which defines a mapping between the two body
spectrum in the finite volume and the infinite volume scattering
amplitude. It however requires full and precise knowledge of the
spectrum in a given moving frame and irreducible representation. In this project we investigate the $\Delta$ (1232) resonance...

Christopher Bouchard
(Ohio State)

7/27/18, 4:50 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We discuss a calculation of the form factors for the flavor-changing charged current $b\to u$ and the flavor-changing neutral current $b\to d$ semileptonic decays, $B\to \pi\ell\nu$ and $B\to\pi\ell\ell$. HISQ light and NRQCD $b$ valence quarks are simulated on the MILC $N_f=2+1$ asqtad ensembles, including pion momenta that cover the full kinematic range of the decay. These data are...

Mr
Henning Gerber
(WWU Münster)

7/27/18, 4:50 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

We summarise the current status of our numerical simulations of N = 1
supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with gauge group SU(3). We use the
formulation of Curci and Veneziano with clover-improved Wilson fermions.
The masses of various bound states have been obtained at different
values of the gluino mass and gauge coupling. Extrapolations to the
limit of vanishing gluino mass indicate that...

Prof.
Anna Hasenfratz
(university of colorado boulder)

7/27/18, 4:50 PM

Theoretical Developments

We discuss a continuous real space renormalization group transformation based on gradient flow, allowing for a numerical study of renormalization without the need for costly ensemble matching. Applying the technique in a pilot study of SU$(3)$ gauge theory with $N_f = 12$ fermions in the fundamental representation, we find the mass anomalous dimension to be $\gamma_m = 0.23(6)$, consistent...

Mr
Marc Klegrewe
(Bielefeld University)

7/27/18, 4:50 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We present results for lattice QCD in the limit of infinite gauge coupling on a discrete spatial but continuous Euclidean time lattice. A worm type Monte Carlo algorithm is applied in order to sample two-point functions which gives access to the measurement of mesonic temporal correlators. The continuous time limit, based on sending Nτ→∞ and the bare anistotropy to infinity while fixing the...

Prof.
Hartmut Wittig
(Johannes Gutenberg Universität)

7/27/18, 4:50 PM

Hadron Structure

We report on our ongoing project to determine the leading-order
hadronic vacuum polarisation contribution to the muon $g-2$, using
ensembles with $N_f=2+1$ flavours of O($a$) improved Wilson quarks
generated by the CLS effort, with pion masses down to the physical
value. We employ O($a$) improved versions of the local and conserved
vector currents to compute the contributions of the...

Mr
SRIJIT PAUL
(The Cyprus Institute)

7/27/18, 4:50 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

The study of strong scattering in Lattice QCD is enabled by the use of
the Luescher method, which defines a mapping between the two body
spectrum in the finite volume and the infinite volume scattering
amplitude.This talk focuses on the study of $\pi N$ scattering in $P$-wave and $I=\frac{3}{2}$, where the $\Delta$ resonance resides. We use $N_f=2+1$ flavors of tree-level improved...

Dr
Jonas Glesaaen
(Swansea University)

7/27/18, 5:10 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

Although the general behaviour of the crossover of QCD into the quark-gluon plasma phase at zero chemical potential is fairly well understood, the question of what exactly happens to the bound states of the theory in the crossover region is still not fully answered. In this talk the continuation of the FASTSUM collaboration's investigation of hadrons in the region of $T_c$ will be presented....

Dr
Takumi Iritani
(RIKEN)

7/27/18, 5:10 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

After introducing the fundamental difficulties of the two-baryon systems in lattice QCD, we review the severe problems in the previous studies by the direct method and reliabilities of the HAL QCD method.
From the HAL QCD method, we study Nucleon-Omega interaction at almost physical quark masses. A strong attractive potential without a repulsive core is found in $^5$S$_2$ channel, and we...

Mr
Davide Giusti
(Università degli Studi Roma Tre and INFN - Sezione di Roma Tre)

7/27/18, 5:10 PM

Hadron Structure

We present a preliminary lattice calculation of the Hadronic Vacuum Polarization (HVP) contribution of the light quarks to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon including leading-order strong and electromagnetic isospin-breaking corrections. Our lattice results are obtained in an electro-quenched setup using the gauge configurations generated by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration...

Andrea Carosso
(University of Colorado, Boulder)

7/27/18, 5:10 PM

Theoretical Developments

Gradient flow has proved useful in the definition and measurement of renormalized quantities on the lattice. Recently, the fact that it suppresses high-modes of the field has been used to construct new, continuous RG transformations on the lattice, distinct from the usual blocking techniques in spin models and gauge theories. In this talk, we discuss two approaches to define an RG...

Mr
Zechariah Gelzer
(University of Iowa)

7/27/18, 5:10 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We report the status of an ongoing lattice-QCD calculation of form factors
for exclusive semileptonic decays of $B$~mesons with both charged currents
($B\to\pi\ell\nu$, $B_s\to K\ell\nu$) and neutral currents
($B\to\pi\ell^+\ell^-$, $B\to K\ell^+\ell^-$). The results are important for
constraining or revealing physics beyond the Standard Model. This work uses
MILC's (2+1+1)-flavor...

Dr
Georg Bergner
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, WWU Münster)

7/27/18, 5:10 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

This talk is an overview of our recent investigations of supersymmetric and near conformal gauge theories. We have studied extensively $\mathcal{N}=1$ super Yang-Mills theory, most recently with the gauge group SU(3). In addition we have investigated theories that show indications for a conformal behaviour with an infrared fixed point. More recently we have included a mixed fundamental and...

Dr
Björn Wellegehausen
(FSU Jena)

7/27/18, 5:30 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

$\mathcal{N}=1$ Supersymmetric QCD (SQCD) is a possible building block of theories beyond the standard model. It describes the interaction between gluons and quarks with their superpartners, gluinos and squarks. Since supersymmetry is
explicitly broken by the lattice regularization, a careful fine-tuning of operators is necessary to obtain a supersymmetric continuum limit. For the pure gauge...

Mr
Rudrajit Banerjee
(Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh)

7/27/18, 5:30 PM

Theoretical Developments

A lattice version of the widely used
Functional Renormalization Group (FRG)
for the Legendre effective action is
solved (exactly) in terms of a linked
cluster expansion. The graph rules
invoke only one-line irreducible and
a new type of labeled tree graphs.
Conversely, the FRG induces nonlinear
flow equations governing suitable
resummations of the graph expansion....

Takumi Doi
(RIKEN)

7/27/18, 5:30 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

The determination of baryon interactions is of crucial importance to understand the origin of nuclei, the mechanism of supernovae and the gravitational waves emitted from the binary neutron star mergers. In this talk, we review the latest results for the first lattice QCD calculation of baryon interactions with (almost) physical quark masses (m_pi=146 MeV) obtained by the time-dependent HAL QCD method.

Taku Izubuchi
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)

7/27/18, 5:30 PM

Nucleon form factors are not only interesting for understand the structure of
the fundamental building blocks of nature, but they are also important input for various experiments such as neutrino facility.
They are also related to the electric and axial radius of proton or nucleon, experimental results of which present some puzzles. We report form factor results on 2+1 DWQCD at physical...

Oliver Witzel Witzel
(University of Colorado Boulder)

7/27/18, 5:30 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We report on our determination of form factors for Bs semi-leptonic decays and extract ratios to investigate lepton flavor universality violations. Our calculation is based on RBC-UKQCD's gauge field ensembles featuring 2+1 flavors of domain-wall fermions and Iwasaki gauge action at three lattice spacing of 1/a = 1.78, 2.38, and 2.77 GeV. In the valence sector we use domain-wall light,...

Prof.
Heng-Tong Ding
(Central China Normal University)

7/27/18, 5:30 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

The spectral function is the key for understanding the in-medium hadron properties as well as the transport properties of the medium.
Such as the dissociation temperatures of quarkonia, diffusion coefficients, dilepton emission rates as well as viscosities can be read-off
from various corresponding spectral functions. As well-known that the spectral function is hidden in the...

Mr
Marc Steinhauser
(Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

7/27/18, 5:50 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Supersymmetric gauge theories are a popular building block of theories beyond the standard model. We investigate the pure gauge sector of Super-QCD focusing on the bound states, i.e. mesonic gluinoballs, gluino-glueballs and pure glueballs. To improve chiral symmetry as well as supersymmetry at finite lattice spacing, we introduce a deformed Super-Yang-Mills lattice action. It contains a twist...

Mr
Erik Gustafson
(University of Iowa)

7/27/18, 5:50 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

We present a method of examining the efficacy of different formulations of the z-expansion in semileptonic B decays. We examine three different parameterizations of the z-expansion, the BGL, BCL and a recent Padé expansion. Our method involves fitting these parameterizations to the large momentum transfer data ($q^2$ > $17 ~GeV^2$) and seeing how well these parameterizations predict the low...

Mr
Christian Rohrhofer
(University of Graz)

7/27/18, 5:50 PM

Nonzero Temperature and Density

We report on the progress of understanding spatial correlation functions
in high temperature QCD. We study isovector meson operators in Nf=2 QCD
using domain-wall fermions on lattices of Ns=32 and different quark
masses. It has previously been found that at $\sim 2 T_c$ these observables
are not only chirally symmetric but in addition approximately
$SU(2)_{CS}$ and $SU(4)$ symmetric. In...

Prof.
Martha Constantinou
(Temple University)

7/27/18, 5:50 PM

Hadron Structure

We present results on the nucleon form factors including disconnected contributions using an ensemble of Nf=2+1+1 twisted mass fermions with a clover term. The ensemble has a spatial extent of 5.12fm (64^3 x128). Techniques such as the summation and the two-state fits have been employed to control possible excited states contamination.

Dr
Daisuke Kadoh
(Keio University)

7/27/18, 5:50 PM

Theoretical Developments

In this talk, we show that the gradient flow equation is defined in ${\small\cal N} = 1$ SYM in a way that is consistent with supersymmetry in the Wess-Zumino gauge. Using the perturbation theory, we find that two-point function of flowed gauge multiplet is UV-finite at the one-loop level when four dimensional SYM is renormalized.

Mr
Jan-Lukas Wynen
(Forschungszentrum Jülich)

7/27/18, 5:50 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

We present a study on ab-initio calculations of three-neutron correlators, and more generally, three-nucleon correlators, from Lattice QCD. Baryon blocks have been employed to simulate two nucleon systems in the past. We extend the method to three nucleons. In addition, we use automatic code generation to provide more flexibility and allow for easy inclusion of additional channels in the...

Mr
Takuya Sugiura
(RCNP, Osaka University)

7/27/18, 6:10 PM

Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions

In this talk we report on the lattice QCD calculations of the interactions between a charmonium (either $\eta_c$ and $J/\psi$) and a nucleon. We use the method introduced by the HAL QCD collaboration to compute potentials, which guarantees the interaction to be faithful to the QCD S-matrix below the open-charm threshold. Our lattice simulation is performed with $2+1$ flavor full QCD gauge...

Prof.
Gennady Kozlov
(JINR)

7/27/18, 6:10 PM

The critical phenomena of strongly interacting matter are studied in the random fluctuation walk model at finite temperature. The phase transitions are considered in systems where the Critical Point (CP) is a distinct singular one existence of which is dictated by the dynamics of conformal symmetry breaking.
The physical approach to the effective CP is predicted through the influence...

Amarjit Soni
(BNL)

7/27/18, 6:10 PM

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

In the past few years several observables are indicating deviations from the SM amounting to a few sigmas. In view of the experimental developments on the horizon and bearing in mind recent advances in matrix elements calculations, in this talk I will discuss ways in which lattice methods may be used to improve precision in the predictions of the SM so that the experimental data can be used...

Camilo Lopez
(University of Jena)

7/27/18, 6:10 PM

Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Composite operators of bare fermion fields evolved along a trajectory on field space by means of flow equations get renormalised multiplicatively. Therefore, even in the case of Wilson fermions, the renormalization of expectation values of fermion operators can be simplified drastically on the lattice. We measure the gluino condensate in N=1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory at non-zero...

Prof.
John Preskill
(Caltech)

7/27/18, 8:00 PM

Dr
Meifeng Lin
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)

7/28/18, 9:00 AM

I will review recent progress in software development for lattice QCD on novel architectures and new machines. I will also report some algorithmic advancements in ensemble generation, solvers and contractions.

Dr
Mari Carmen Banuls
(Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)

7/28/18, 10:15 AM

The term Tensor Network States (TNS) has become a common one in the context of numerical studies of quantum many-body problems. It refers to a number of families that represent different ansatzes for the efficient description of the state of a quantum many-body system. The first of these families, Matrix Product States (MPS), lies at the basis of Density Matrix Renormalization Group methods,...

Prof.
Akira Ohnishi
(Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)

7/28/18, 11:15 AM

We introduce the feedforward neural network in the path optimization method (POM) to evade the sign problem in field theories. POM is based on the complexification of integral variables as in the complex Langevin method and the Lefschetz thimble method. The integration path is optimized in the complexified variable space by maximizing the average phase factor. In the last Lattice meeting [1]...

Prof.
John Preskill
(Caltech)

7/28/18, 11:45 AM