The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 152, Issue 1, pp 1–27 | Cite as

Chiral symmetry and lattice QCD

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Abstract.

Four lectures about chiral symmetry and dynamical fermions in QCD. 1) Chiral symmetry in continuum QCD with an eye toward lattice simulations. 2) Lattice fermions with exact chiral symmetry: staggered fermions, fermions in five dimensions, chiral fermions in four dimensions. 3) A typical lattice simulation from beginning to end: the simulation algorithm, designing observables to measure some desired quantity, analyzing the data. 4) Recent lattice results relevant to chiral symmetry: a mini-review.

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Quark Mass European Physical Journal Special Topic Dirac Operator Chiral Symmetry Zero Mode 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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