Hites 2012: Horizons of Innovative Theories, Experiments, and Supercomputing in Nuclear Physics
Quantum Chromodynamcs (QCD) is now established as the theory of strong interactions. A plethora of hadronic physics phenomena can be explained and described by QCD. From the early days of QCD, it was clear that low energy phenomena require a non-perturbative approach. Lattice QCD is a non-perturbative formulation of QCD that is particularly suited for numerical calculations. Today, supercomputers have achieved performance capable of performing calculations that allow us to understand complex phenomena that arise from QCD. In this talk I will review the most recent results, relevant to nuclear physics. In particular, I will focus on results relevant to the structure and interactions of hadrons. Finally, I will comment on the opportunities opening up as we approach the era of exaflop computing.
Orginos, Kostas, Lattice Gauge Theory for Nuclear Physics (2012). Hites 2012: Horizons of Innovative Theories, Experiments, and Supercomputing in Nuclear Physics, 403.