Nonperturbative QCD Simulations with 2+1 Flavors of Improved Staggered Quarks

  title={Nonperturbative QCD Simulations with 2+1 Flavors of Improved Staggered Quarks},
  author={Alexei Bazavov and Claude Bernard and Carleton DeTar and Steven A. Gottlieb and Urs M. Heller and James E. Hetrick and J. W. Laiho and Ludmila A. Levkova and P. Mackenzie and Mehmet Bugrahan Oktay and Robert L. Sugar and Doug Toussaint and Ruth Van de Water},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
Dramatic progress has been made over the last decade in the numerical study of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) through the use of improved formulations of QCD on the lattice (improved actions), the development of new algorithms, and the rapid increase in computing power available to lattice gauge theorists. In this article simulations of full QCD are described using the improved staggered quark formalism, ''asqtad'' fermions. These simulations were carried out with two degenerate flavors of light… Expand
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