- June 9, 2021, 4:00 pm US/Central
- Andreas Kronfeld, Fermilab
- Chris Stoughton
Fermilab employees and users can access the Zoom link below (Services login required):
When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Location: ZOOM ONLY
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Anyone else can obtain the Zoom link the day of the colloquium by emailing Barb Kronkow at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.