Testing an exact algorithm for simulation of fermionic QCD

Steven Gottlieb, W. Liu, William D Toussaint, R. L. Sugar

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A new exact dynamical fermion algorithm is applied to SU(3) lattice gauge theory with fermions. Although the algorithm gives correct answers, it reaches equilibrium slowly and there is some evidence indicating that it explores configuration space inefficiently. This suggests that for QCD this method is inferior to extrapolation of Langevin or hybrid molecular-dynamics methods to zero step size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2611-2614
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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