Vincent G. J. Rodgers

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The leading term for the energy of a bound state of k-quarks and k-antiquarks is proportional to its separation L. These k-string configurations have a Lüscher term associated with their quantum fluctuations which is typically a 1/L correction to the energy. We review the status of tensions and Lüscher terms in the context of lattice gauge theory,(More)
We perform a systematic analysis of k-strings in the framework of the gauge/gravity correspondence. We discuss the Klebanov-Strassler supergravity background which is known to be dual to a confining supersymmetric gauge theory with chiral symmetry breaking. We obtain the k-string tension in agreement with expectations of field theory. Our main new result is(More)
Recommended Citation Liu, Yuzhi. "Renormalization group and phase transitions in spin, gauge, and QCD like theories." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, To the memory of my father, Deliang Liu. ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Firstly, I would like to thank sincerely my advisor Professor Yannick Meurice for his guidance through the period of my work at University of(More)
Recommended Citation Bulmahn, Alexander Palen. "Lepton pair production in high energy μa scattering: cross sections, energy loss, and applications to underground lepton production. 1 ABSTRACT I reevaluate the total cross section and energy loss parameter β for lepton pair production from interactions of high energy muons with atomic targets. Using a(More)
We provide world sheet non-supersymmetrical actions that describe the coupling of a bosonic string to the tachyon and massless states of both the type-B and type-O theories. The type-B theory is derived as a truncation and chiral doubling of the Ramond-Ramond sector in our previous model that connected the (1,0) heterotic string to a 10D, type-IIB(More)
Using a renormalization group method, we calculate 800 high-temperature coefficients of the magnetic susceptibility of the hierarchical Ising model. The conventional quantities obtained from differences of ratios of coefficients show unexpected smooth oscillations with a period growing logarithmically and can be fitted assuming corrections to the scaling(More)
To my parents. ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First of all, I would like to sincerely thank my PhD advisor, Professor Yannick Meurice, for his guidance, encouragement, and tremendous support and help throughout my graduate career. During the last six years, Yannick has been encouraging and helping me in my study and research. His great kindness and patience helped me(More)