Jul 22 – 28, 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
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Phase structure of N=1 Super Yang-Mills theory from the gradient flow

Jul 27, 2018, 6:10 PM
Big Ten A (Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center)

Big Ten A

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Physics Beyond the Standard Model Physics beyond the Standard Model


Camilo Lopez (University of Jena)


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 temperatures by means of the gradient flow. The non-vanishing expectation value of the gluino condensate up to a certain critical temperature is a signal of chiral symmetry breaking, in agreement with theoretical conjectures on the vacuum structure of the theory. Furthermore, the deconfinement phase transition seems to occur close to this critical temperature, meaning that in N=1 SYM the phases of broken chiral symmetry and of confinement would coincide.

Primary author

Camilo Lopez (University of Jena)


Dr Georg Bergner (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, WWU Münster) Dr Stefano Piemonte (University of Regensburg)

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