Lattice QCD for Nuclear Physics

  • Huey-Wen Lin
  • Harvey B. Meyer

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 889)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. H. B. Meyer
    Pages 1-34
  3. Sinéad M. Ryan
    Pages 35-67
  4. K. U. Can, A. Kusno, E. V. Mastropas, J. M. Zanotti
    Pages 69-105
  5. Brian C. Tiburzi
    Pages 107-152
  6. William Detmold
    Pages 153-194
  7. Carleton DeTar
    Pages 195-233
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-244

About this book


With ever increasing computational resources and improvements in algorithms, new opportunities are emerging for lattice gauge theory to address key questions in strongly interacting systems, such as nuclear matter.

Calculations today use dynamical gauge-field ensembles with degenerate light up/down quarks and the strange quark and it is possible now to consider including charm-quark degrees of freedom in the QCD vacuum. Pion masses and other sources of systematic error, such as finite-volume and discretization effects, are beginning to be quantified systematically. Altogether, an era of precision calculation has begun, and many new observables will be calculated at the new computational facilities. 

The aim of this set of lectures is to provide graduate students with a grounding in the application of lattice gauge theory methods to strongly interacting systems, and in particular to nuclear physics.  A wide variety of topics are covered, including continuum field theory, lattice discretizations, hadron spectroscopy and structure, many-body systems, together with more topical lectures in nuclear physics aimed a providing a broad phenomenological background. Exercises to encourage hands-on experience with parallel computing and data analysis are included.


Continuum Field Theory and Lattice Discretizations Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure Lattice QCD Textbook Lattice QCD and Nuclear Physics Nuclear Many-body Systems QCD Vacuum

Editors and affiliations

  • Huey-Wen Lin
    • 1
  • Harvey B. Meyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsJohannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzMainzGermany

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