Dynamical lattice QCD simulations at finite temperature

Lattice QCD is one of the most successful approaches to understand QCD, the theory of quarks and gluons. The study of the low energy regime of this quantum field theory requires non-perturbative methods, like the formulation of QCD in a space-time lattice. Indeed, a space-time lattice provides a natural regulator of the theory. Together with the imaginary time formalism, it allows for a first principles numerical simulation of QCD. Lattice QCD research requires the use of HPC resources. This Advanced Computing Project focus on the computation of the gluon, the ghost and the quark propagators in the Landau gauge and at finite temperature, including the effect of dynamical fermions via the use of Clover fermions. The first step towards this goal is to generate several dynamical configuration ensembles, at different temperatures below and above the deconfinement transition, using the Hybrid Monte Carlo method.

Status: Concluded

Starting date: 1/Jan/2021

End date: 31/Dec/2021

Financing: 2 995 200 CPU core.hours Euros

Financing entity: FCT

Project ID: CPCA/A2/7085/2020

Person*month: 0

Group person*month: 0