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Determining the String Tension using QCD Lattice Simulations

Annema, Piter (2019) Determining the String Tension using QCD Lattice Simulations. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.


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Quantum Chromodynamics is the leading theory for describing the strong interaction, but some analytic solutions have proven to be difficult to find. Lattice QCD is a numerical approach of solving the theory. By discretizing the theory and placing it on a lattice a very effective means of simulating quarks and gluons can be found. In this thesis we describe the building blocks and techniques used to develop lattice QCD simulation software from the ground up. In order to reduce simulation times certain aspects of the software were parallelized, making it suitable for deployment on a supercomputer. This software is then used to determine the static quark potential and the string tension which confirms an important property of QCD called color confinement.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
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Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 11:23

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