Translating topological benefits in very cold lattice simulations

Mattia Bruno, Marco Cè, Anthony Francis, Jeremy R. Green, Max Hansen, Savvas Zafeiropoulos

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Master-field simulations offer an approach to lattice QCD in which calculations are performed on a small number of large-volume gauge-field configurations. The latter is advantageous for simulations in which the global topological charge is frozen due to a very fine lattice spacing, as the effect of this on observables is suppressed by the spacetime volume. Here we make use of the recently developed Stabilised Wilson Fermions to investigate a variation of this approach in which only the temporal direction (T) is taken larger than in traditional calculations. As compared to a hyper-cubic lattice geometry, this has the advantage that finite-L effects can be useful, e.g. for multi-hadron observables, while compared to open boundary conditions, time-translation invariance is not lost. In this proof-of-concept contribution, we study the idea of using very cold (i.e. long-T) lattices to topologically "defrost" observables at fine lattice spacing. We identify the scalar-scalar meson two-point correlation function as a useful probe and present first results from Nf = 3 ensembles with time extents up to T = 2304 and a lattice spacing of a = 0.055 fm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number368
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 6 Apr 2023
Event39th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2022 - Bonn, Germany
Duration: 8 Aug 202213 Aug 2022


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