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Lattice QCD

Kostas Orginos, The College of William and Mary, Theory Center at Jefferson Lab
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
PAA A-102
Quantum Chromodynamcs (QCD) is now established as the theory of strong interactions. A plethora of hadronic physics phenomena can be
explained and described by QCD. From the early days of QCD, it was clear that low energy phenomena require a non-perturbative approach.
Lattice QCD is a non-perturbative formulation of QCD that is particularly suited for numerical calculations. However, it was
obvious from the very beginning that enormous computer power is required to achieve results relevant to phenomenology. Today, in the
era of petaflop computing, a significant stream of reliable results has been produced from Lattice QCD. I will review the recent results,
relevant to Nuclear Physics. Finally, I will comment on the opportunities opening up as we approach the era of exaflop computing.
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