UConn Physics Colloquium

Chiral Symmetry Versus the Lattice

Michael Creutz
High Energy Theory Group
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Two powerful theoretical tools for studying hadronic physics are chiral symmetry and lattice gauge theory. However, these two techniques often do not mesh well due to issues related to anomalies in quantum mechanics. One class of attempts to circumvent these problems involves adding an extra dimension to space time. The problems extend to the electro-weak interactions, where a formulation that goes beyond perturbation theory is still unknown. In this talk, I will introduce some of these issues from a general point of view, avoiding technical details.

Friday, September 14, 2007
4:00 pm
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P38

(We will meet for refreshments prior to the talk at 3:30 p.m., in the Gant Science Complex, Physics Library, Room P-103.)

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