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Sunday, 26 Mar 2023

Hadronic Structure

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With 4 publications in its first year, the Lattice QCD group from Cyprus continues its project into its second year.


The strong interaction is one of the four fundamental forces of nature. It is key in the creation and evolution of the universe and is ever present in the formation and stability of nuclei, which form the atoms and molecules that constitute the visible matter in the universe.


Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is the part of the standard model of particle physics which describes the dynamics of the strong interaction. This project carried out an in depth study of the strong interaction using Lattice QCD - a computational method used to simulate QCD.


Using state of the art datasets produced by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration, Cypriot scientists used Cy-Tera to carry out a high-statistics calculation of several key baryonic observables whose calculation with increased accuracy could open the way for predictions in theories associated with new physics beyond the standard model.


During the first year of Cy-Tera, this project was allocated nearly 2 million CPU hours and 40 thousand GPU hours. The use of Cy-Tera and LinkSCEEM resources allowed for the project to produce results that resulted in four research publications and seven scientific presentations were given based on these findings.


The project was awarded a further 1.2 million CPU hours and 70 thousand GPU hours as it continues its research into a second year of computation.


Hadronic Structure