##### A global optimization method for Landau gauge fixing in Lattice QCD

Authors: O. Oliveira, P. J. Silva

Ref.: Comp. Phys. Comm. 158, 73-88 (2004)

Abstract: An algorithm for gauge fixing to the minimal Landau gauge in lattice QCD is described. The method, a combination of an evolutionary algorithm with a steepest descent method, is able to solve the problem of the nonperturbative gauge fixing. The performance of the combined algorithm is investigated on $8^4$, $\beta \, = \, 5.7$, and $16^4$, $\beta \, = \, 6.0$, lattice SU(3) gauge configurations.

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