What we do
A short description
We are interested in the physics of matter in extreme conditions. An example of this is matter at temperatures in excess of 2 trillion degrees (2.1012 Kelvin or 175 MeV). Under such conditions matter takes extremely different forms and has peculiar properties. We compute the properties of such matter from a fundamental theory using supercomputers. Our computations are used in predicting results of experiments at CERN (Geneva) and BNL (New York). They also have implications for the evolution of the universe.
ILGTI is a loose collaboration of many Indian lattice gauge theorists who share resources and work. We are open to new members joining the collaboration. If you have a regular faculty position anywhere in India and would like to join the ILGTI, please contact us.
One of our results
In QCD with dynamical quarks there is a scale in the Lagrangian: the quark mass. As a result, extraction of Tc requires extrapolation in this parameter to a realistic value of the mass. Trading the quark mass for mρ, we can extrapolate to realistic values of this mass. A simultaneous test of scaling is to investigate this extrapolation in terms of a plot of Tc/ΛMS against mρ/ΛMS, as shown above. The data has been taken from the literature; results for staggered quarks are collected in the table below. For the physical value of mρ/ΛMS we find that Tc/ΛMS=0.49 (2).
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