Frequency-splitting estimators for quark-line disconnected diagrams

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Frequency-splitting estimators for quark-line disconnected diagrams

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 12th April 2019
  • Speaker: Tim Harris (Universit√† degli Studi di Milano Bicocca)
  • Location: Room 4325A,

Event details

In this talk I will present recent work on improved estimators for quark-line disconnected diagrams in lattice QCD.
The evaluation of these diagrams is required for many phenomenologically interesting observables, but suffers from large statistical errors due to vacuum contributions.
Multi-level integration schemes ameliorate such signal-to-noise ratio problems and have the potential to allow exponentially-improved precision in the computation of these observables.
To best exploit the multi-level for disconnected diagrams, the dominant noise due to auxiliary stochastic fields should be reduced below the gauge noise.
We have performed a theoretical analysis of the variances which has lead to new improved estimators, applicable with or without multi-level integration.
I will discuss the prospects of using such estimators in the context of the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment.

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