Lattice Field Theory
For nearly 30 years, the LATTICE meeting has provided researchers from around the world with an annual forum at which to discuss a wide variety of aspects generally concerning the study of relativistic quantum fields regulated on a spacetime lattice. While very important to the theoretical understanding of quantum fields in its own right, the lattice formulation also makes possible the study of gauged and other quantum field theories by computers. Thus computational simulations of quantum field theories (QFT) provides a rich arena for the advancement of theoretical physics.
The mission of the LATTICE meeting is:
- To provide an annual forum for the dissemination of the latest results from QFT researchers around the world.
- To foster the exchange of ideas, networking, and build relationships between researchers in the field of lattice QFT.
- To encourage new research projects in QFT.
- To make researchers aware of new tools, developments, and opportunities in the field.
Lattice 2010, the XXVIII International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, was held from June 14-19, 2010 at the ATAHOTEL Tanka Village Resort, Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy.
The scientific programme contained 21 plenary session talks and over 300 parallel session contributions (talks and posters). The conference topics included: algorithms and machines, applications beyond QCD, chiral symmetry, hadron spectroscopy, hadronic structure and interactions, nonzero temperature and density, standard-model parameters and renormalization, theoretical developments, vacuum structure and confinement, weak decays and matrix elements.
We would like to thank the members of International Advisory Committee for their help in planning the scientific programme. Thanks also go to all the speakers and delegates who helped to make the conference a big success. We acknowledge financial support from ICTP, INFN, the European Physical Journal, the European Community-Research Infrastructure Activity ``Hadron Physics 2", and the University of Rome ``Tor Vergata".
Lattice 2009, the XXVII International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, was held from July 26-31, 2009 at the Lakeview Hotel, Beijing, China, hosted by Institute of Theoretical Physics, Center for High Energy Physics of Peking University.
The scientific program contained 20 plenary session talks and 245 parallel session contributions (talks and posters). The conference topics included: algorithms and machines, applications beyond QCD, chiral symmetry, hadron spectroscopy, hadron structure, nonzero temperature and density, standard-model parameters and renormalization, theoretical developments, vacuum structure and confinement, weak decays and matrix elements.
We would like to thank the members of International Advisory Committee for their help in planning the scientific programme. Thanks also go to all the speakers and delegates who helped to make the conference a great success.
The Lattice 2008 conference will take place from July 14 to July 19 at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
Topics covered include: Algorithms and machines, Applications beyond QCD, Chiral symmetry, Hadron spectroscopy, Hadron structure, Nonzero temperature and density, Standard model parameters and renormalization, Theoretical developments, Vacuum structure and confinement,and Weak decays and matrix elements.
Lattice 2007, the XXV International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, was held from July 30 to August 4, 2007 at the University of Regensburg, Germany. The scientific program contained 24 plenary session talks and 338 parallel session contributions (talks and posters).
The conference topics included: algorithms and machines; applications beyond QCD; chiral symmetry; hadron spectroscopy; hadron structure; nonzero temperature and density; standard model parameters and renormalization; theoretical developments; vacuum structure and confinement; weak decays and matrix elements.
We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the following companies and institutions, which was essential for the success of the conference: Bull, Eurotech, IBM, Intel, Sun, DESY, GSI, FZ Jülich, Vielberth Foundation, Kneitinger.
Gunnar Bali, Vladimir Braun, Christof Gattringer (chairman), Meinulf Göckeler, Andreas Schäfer, Peter Weisz, Tilo Wettig
Lattice 2006, the XXIV International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, was held from July 23-28, 2006 at the Starr Pass Hotel near Tucson, Arizona, USA, hosted by the University of Arizona Physics Department. The scientific program contained 25 plenary session talks and 193 parallel session contributions (talks and posters).
Topics in lattice QCD included: hadron spectroscopy; hadronic interactions and structure; algorithms, machines, and networks; chiral symmetry; QCD confinement and topology; quark masses, gauge couplings, and renormalization; electroweak decays and mixing; high temperature and density; and theoretical developments.
Topics beyond QCD included large Nc, Higgs, SUSY, gravity, and strings.
Tom Blum, Michael Creutz, Carleton DeTar, Frithjof Karsch, Andreas Kronfeld, Colin Morningstar (chairman), David Richards, Junko Shigemitsu, Doug Toussaint
More than 410 participants from many countries attended the symposium. The scientific programme contained 22 plenary talks and 343 parallel contributions (including posters). Most of these are recorded in this proceedings. There was also a plenary talk about the life of Hamilton by Dr Luke Drury and a session about the International Lattice Data Grid.
On behalf of the organising committee, the editors (Alan Irving, Craig McNeile and Chris Michael) would like to acknowledge the following:
We would like to thank the members of the International Advisory Committee for their help and guidance in planning the scientific programme of the conference. Many thanks also to all the speakers for the time and effort they put into preparing their talks.
We are grateful to our sponsors Hewlett Packard, IBM, SGI, Aer Lingus, Failte Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, the Hamilton Mathematics Institute TCD and the Institute of Physics for their financial support.
Nicola Boutall and Audrey Crosbie provided invaluable administrative help and support from their free time. Paulene McKeever and Niav Miller staffed the registration desk and processed the conference registration and accommodation. We are indebted to the system adminstrators in the School of Mathematics who worked hard (and late) to provide network support for the conference.
Finally, thanks to all the conference delegates who travelled to Dublin and helped to make the week a resounding success.
Allton Chris, Hands Simon, Irving Alan, Kenna Ralph, McNeile Craig, Michael Chris (chairman), Peardon Mike, Ryan Sinead, Sexton Jim