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Scalar QCD at nonzero density

F. Bruckmann, J. Wellnhofer

in 34th annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

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We study scalar QCD at nonzero density in the strong coupling limit. It has a sign problem which looks structurally similar to the one in QCD. We show first data for the reweighting factor. After introducing dual variables by integrating out the SU(3) gauge links, we find that at least 3 flavors are needed for a nontrivial dependence on the chemical potential. In this dual representation there is no sign problem remaining. The dual variables are partially constrained, thus we propose to use a hybrid approach for the updates: For unconstrained variables local updates can be used, while for constrained variables using updates based on the worm algorithm is more promising.