Computational strategies in lattice QCD

Martin Lüscher

in Modern Perspectives in Lattice QCD: Quantum Field Theory and High Performance Computing

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199691609
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731792 | DOI:

Series: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School

Computational strategies in lattice QCD

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This chapter provides an introduction to some of the basic numerical techniques used in lattice QCD. The topics covered include Markov-chain simulations, the HMC algorithm, deflation and variance reduction methods as well as a theoretical analysis of the statistical error propagation from the calculated correlation functions to the physical quantities.

Keywords: Lattice QCD; Markov chain; HMC algorithm; deflation; variance reduction; statistical error propagation

Chapter.  30747 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics

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