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Simulations in SO(3) \times Z(2) lattice gauge theory

  title={Simulations in SO(3) \times Z(2) lattice gauge theory},
  author={Andrei Alexandru and Richard W. Haymaker},
We explore simulations on periodic lattices in the Tomboulis $SO(3) \times Z(2)$ formulation. We measure gauge invariant vortex counters for "thin", "thick" and "hybrid" vortex sheets in order to tag Wilson loops by the occurance of gauge invariant vortices linking them. We also measure projection vortex counters defined in the maximal center gauge for comparison.