Thomas C. Luu

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We present a status report on a new high statistics study of the high temperature transition in full QCD at zero chemical potential. Our simulations use both improved asqtad and p4 staggered quarks on lattices with a temporal extent N τ = 8 and light quark masses approximately one tenth the strange quark mass. In this report we describe the setup of our(More)
We present the results of high-statistics calculations of correlation functions generated with single-baryon interpolating operators on an ensemble of dynamical anisotropic gauge-field configurations generated by the Hadron Spectrum Collaboration using a tadpole-improved clover fermion action and Symanzik-improved gauge action. A total of 292, 500 sets of(More)
The origin of mass is one of the deepest mysteries in science. Neutrons and protons, which account for almost all visible mass in the Universe, emerged from a primordial plasma through a cataclysmic phase transition microseconds after the Big Bang. However, most mass in the Universe is invisible. The existence of dark matter, which interacts with our world(More)
The low-energy nΣ(-) interactions determine, in part, the role of the strange quark in dense matter, such as that found in astrophysical environments. The scattering phase shifts for this system are obtained from a numerical evaluation of the QCD path integral using the technique of lattice QCD. Our calculations, performed at a pion mass of m(π)~389 MeV in(More)
We present results for the QCD Equation of State (EoS) obtained using simulations of lattice QCD at zero chemical potential. Our high statistics results compare improved asqtad and p4fat3 staggered quarks on lattices with a temporal extent N τ = 6 and 8 and light quark masses approximately one fifth and one tenth the strange quark mass. We find that the two(More)
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