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Getting to grips with the strong force

Davies, C., and Collins, S. (2000) Getting to grips with the strong force. Physics World, 13 (8). 35 -40. ISSN 0953-8585

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Publisher's URL: http://physicsweb.org/articles/world/13/8/10/1

Abstract

The strong-force interactions between quarks and gluons inside hadrons are so powerful that they make the quarks and gluons behave in a highly complex way. Indeed, it is impossible to study this behaviour analytically. Physicists have therefore turned to numerical simulations performed on the world's fastest supercomputers. Recent progress in computing technology,: together with the development of new computational and theoretical techniques, means that these numerical calculations will become much more reliable over the next few years, opening up a whole new era of accurate predictions of the properties of hadrons. And by combining these predictions with experimental results, we will be able to test our understanding of the physics of the strong force in a way that has previously been impossible. The quantitative information that we can extract about the weak interactions will also pave the way to new physics.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Davies, Prof Christine
Authors: Davies, C., and Collins, S.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics World
ISSN:0953-8585

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