Chiral symmetry breaking and topology for all

  title={Chiral symmetry breaking and topology for all},
  author={Nigel Cundy},
We investigate spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in SU(N) gauge theories at large N using overlap fermions. The exact zero modes and the low-lying modes of the Dirac operator provide the tools to gain insight into the interplay between chiral symmetry breaking and topology. We find that topology indeed drives chiral symmetry breaking at N = 3 as well as at large N. By comparing the results on various volumes and at different lattice spacings we are able to show that our conclusions are not… CONTINUE READING