7-11 July 2014
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Saddle point analysis within a vector-like SU(2) ‘QCD’ model

Presented by Mrs. Celeste JOHNSON on 8 Jul 2014 from 14:40 to 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Theoretical
Track: Track G - Theoretical and Computational Physics

Abstract

At low energies, QCD (quantum chromodynamics) requires non-perturbative solutions. We consider an SU(2) model which is a scaled down version of SU(3), simpler to work with because of its Pauli matrix basis, yet retaining key features such as its being a non-abelian theory. A compactified SU(2) gauge theory may be written as an O(3) vector model; within this context we find an exact non-perturbative solution using a saddle point analysis, making use of an already known Jacobian.

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Level

MSc

Supervisor

Prof Joao Rodrigues; joao.rodrigues@wits.ac.za University of the Witwatersrand

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Place

Room: D Les 104


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