VIRTUAL ONLY: Colloquium: Lattice QCD: from Promise to Precision

  • June 9, 2021, 4:00 pm US/Central
  • ZOOM ONLY

Speaker: Andreas Kronfeld, Fermilab

http://events.fnal.gov/colloquium/

Fermilab employees and users can access the Zoom link below (Services login required):

https://fermipoint.fnal.gov/org/ood/LabLeadership/Shared%20Documents/Zoom%20link%20for%20colloquium.docx?d=wddecabdd5efe44ee91ba775647366a0a&csf=1&e=XzG3Ib

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Location: ZOOM ONLY

Please note: you will need the passcode to enter the zoom

Anyone else can obtain the Zoom link the day of the colloquium by emailing Barb Kronkow at kronkow@fnal.gov
Within the Standard Model of particle physics, quantum chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of the strong force) is unique in several ways. It is a beautiful quantum field theory, consistent at all energies, all temperatures, and all densities. It is rich in emergent phenomena, which is a more challenging kind of beauty when quantitative understanding is needed. By now, however, several “incalculable” QCD properties have been calculated with sub-percent precision, thanks to numerical lattice gauge theory. In this colloquium, I trace this subject’s journey from a promising technique to a precise and predictive tool, relied on to interpret experiments in particle physics, nuclear physics, and even astrophysics.