Simulations of QCD and QED with C* boundary conditions
CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK - 5230 Odense M, Denmark
2 College of Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK
3 Theoretical Physics Department, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
4 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Plymouth University, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK
5 Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, I-00133 Rome, Italy
* Speaker, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 26 March 2018
We present exploratory results from dynamical simulations of QCD in isolation, as well as QCD coupled to QED, with C* boundary conditions. In finite volume, the use of C* boundary conditions allows for a gauge invariant and local formulation of QED without zero modes. In particular we show that the simulations reproduce known results and that masses of charged mesons can be extracted in a completely gauge invariant way. For the simulations we use a modified version of the HiRep code. The primary features of the simulation code are presented and we discuss some details regarding the implementation of C* boundary conditions and the simulated lattice action.
Preprint: CP3-Origins-2017-046 DNRF90, CERN-TH-2017-214
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