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Nuclear Physics in the SciDAC Era Robert Edwards Jefferson Lab SciDAC 2009 TexPoint fonts used in EMF. Read the TexPoint manual before you delete this box.: AAAAAA
Comparison of Chemistry & QCD : K. Wilson (1989 Capri): “ lattice gauge theory could also require a 10 8 increase in computer power AND spectacular algorithmic advances before useful interactions with experiment...” ab initio Chemistry 1.1930+50 = 1980 2.0.1 flops 10 Mflops 3.Gaussian Basis functions ab initio QCD 1.1980 + 50 = 2030?* 2.10 Mflops 1000 Tflops 3.Clever Multi-scale Variable? * Fast Computers +Rigorous QCD Theoretical AnalysisSmart Algorithms + = ab initio predictions “Almost 20 Years ahead of schedule!”
Forces in Standard Model Atoms: Maxwell N=1(charge) Nuclei Weak N=2 (Isospin) Sub nuclear: Strong N=3 (Color) Standard Model: U(1) £ SU(2) £ SU(3)
Quantum Chromo Dynamics - QCD QED: theory of electromagnetism QCD: theory of strong interactions – hadronic physics QEDQCD Photon, Gluons, G Charged particles, e, , u, d,… Quarks: u, d, s, c, b, t 2 charges: positive & negative 3 charges: “red”, “green”, “blue” Photon is neutral Gluons carry color charge e ' 1/137 s ' O(1) Highly non-linear theory – can only use perturbation theory at high energy
QCD QCD: Dirac operator: A º (vector potential), m (mass), ° º (4x4 matrices) Lattice QCD: finite difference Probability measure: Observables:
Gauge generation How to produce gauge fields? Hamilton’s eq’s - 1 st order coupled diff. eq’s) Bummer! –Must be “reversible” –No adaptive time steps Total energy in gauge/quark fields Momentum
Cost Scaling Cost: reasonable statistics, box size and “physical” pion mass Extrapolate in lattice spacings: 10 ~ 100 PF-yr PF-years
USQCD National Effort US Lattice QCD effort: Jefferson Laboratory, BNL and FNAL FNAL Weak matrix elements BNL RHIC Physics JLAB Hadronic Physics SciDAC – R&D Vehicle Cluster Prototyping Software R&D Impact on DOE ’ s Nuclear Physics Program
SciDAC Software QCD friendly API’s/libs Application codes High level (Linpack-like) Data parallel (C/C++) Linear algebra, threading, comms Code generators http://www.usqcd.org
QDP/C++ Expressions Can form expressions: c i (x) = U ij (x+nu) b j (x) + 2 d i (x) for all sites x multi1d U(Nd); LatticeFermion c, b, d; int nu, mu; c = shift(u[mu],FORWARD,nu)*b + 2*d; QDP++ code (data-parallel) Template based Shifts use QMP for face comms Level-1 BLAS-like linear algebra core
Critical code: Dirac operator/inverter Critical codes: develop special API and libraries Example: Dirac operator 
Nuclear Physics & Jefferson Lab Lab doubling beam energy Adding new experimental Hall CD-3 JLab Receives DOE Approval to Start Construction of $310 Million Upgrade
Nuclear Structure Fundamental questions –Size, shape, distribution of charge and current in hadrons –Quark and gluon distributions –How does nucleon spin arise from quarks and gluons? –What role do strange quarks play in nucleon structure? Status –Basic nucleon properties calculated with 5-10% precision. –Pursuing higher precision, more demanding properties. NP 2014 milestone –Perform lattice calculations in full QCD of nucleon form factors, low moments of nucleon structure functions and low moments of generalized parton distributions, including flavor and spin dependence.
Nuclear Structure Spin of the proton? ~41% quark spin (u+d) ~0% orbital So: ~59% from glue (&/or strange) Most of mass & spin not from quarks Caveats: Missing terms (disconnected) Phys. Rev. D77 094502
Spectroscopy Spectroscopy reveals fundamental aspects of hadronic physics. –Essential degrees of freedom? –Gluonic excitations in mesons - exotic states of matter? Status. –Can extract excited nucleon energies & identify spins, –Pursuing calculations in full QCD with realistic quark masses. Crucial complement to 12 GeV program at JLab. –Excited nucleon spectroscopy. –GlueX: flagship search for gluonic excitations.
Nucleon spectrum NP2012 milestone: Spectrum & E&M transitions up to Q 2 = 7 GeV 2 Highly excited energies: First ever lattice calculation Pattern of states -> Future work: –Separate out decays –Move to physical regime ½+½+ 3/2 + 5/2 + ½-½- 3/2 - 5/2 - Possible 5/2 - state Phys. Rev. D79 034505
Exotic matter? Can we observe exotic matter? Excited string QED QCD
Charmonium excited spectrum: J -+ Exotic matter (1 -+ ) radiative decay: large Spectroscopy If true with light quarks: Can observe at future JLab Hall D!! Unknown in experiment GeV Phys. Rev. D77 034501 & to appear PRD
Outlook Software infrastructure developed for Lattice QCD –Enabled effective utilization of INCITE resources Lattice QCD’s impact on Nuclear Physics –Nucleon structure (protons, neutrons) –Spectroscopy Results relevant to U.S. DOE experimental programs Unifying Nuclear Physics research
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