Academic Lectures 2006 - 2007

   Flavor Physics: Course 5







Lattice QCD with applications to B physics
Andreas Kronfeld (Fermilab)
Feb. 22, 27, March 1

These lectures will start by introducing the basic ideas of lattice field theory at a simple level. I will include an example of the numerical techniques used, based on quantum mechanics. The second lecture will discuss how to formulate quantum chromodynamics on the lattice: how to ensure gauge invariance and a survey of the difficulties with quarks. In the last lectures, I will use calculations relevant to the CKM matrix to illustrate modern results and their uncertainties.  

Lecture slides:

Lecture 1 pdf video
Lecture 2    
Lecture 3    

See also "Lattice QCD for Novices", by Peter Lepage.



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