We summarise what lattice simulations have to say about the physical properties of continuum SU(N) gauge theories in 3+1 dimensions. The quantities covered are: the glueball mass spectrum, theâ€¦ (More)

We test a variety of blocking and smearing algorithms for constructing glueball and string wave-functionals, and find some with much improved overlaps onto the lightest states. We use theseâ€¦ (More)

We extend our earlier investigation of the finite temperature deconfinement transition in SU(N) gauge theories, with the emphasis on what happens as N â†’ âˆž. We calculate the latent heat, Lh, in theâ€¦ (More)

We calculate the string tensions of k-strings in SU(N) gauge theories in both 3 and 4 dimensions. We do so for SU(4) and SU(5) in D=3+1, and for SU(4) and SU(6) in D=2+1. In D=3+1, we find that theâ€¦ (More)

We calculate the mass spectra and string tensions of SU(2), SU(3), SU(4) and SU(5) gauge theories in 2+1 dimensions. We do so by simulating the corresponding lattice theories and then extrapolatingâ€¦ (More)

We perform lattice calculations of the lightest J = 0,2,4,6 glueball masses in the D = 3 + 1 SU(3) gauge theory and extrapolate to the continuum limit. Assuming that these masses lie on linear Reggeâ€¦ (More)

We calculate the ground state energies of closed k-strings in (2+1)-dimensional SU(N) gauge theories, for N = 4, 5, 6, 8 and k = 2, 3, 4. From the dependence of the ground state energy on the stringâ€¦ (More)

We calculate the string tension, Ïƒ, and some of the lightest glueball masses, m G , in 3+1 dimensional SU(N) lattice gauge theories for 2 â‰¤ N â‰¤ 5. From the continuum extrapolation of the latticeâ€¦ (More)

We calculate the topological charge density of SU(N) lattice gauge fields for values of N up to N = 8. Our T â‰ƒ 0 topological susceptibility appears to approach a finite nonzero limit at N = âˆž that isâ€¦ (More)