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Up and down quark masses and corrections to Dashen's theorem from lattice QCD and quenched QED

L. Varnhorst, S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S. Krieg, L. Lellouch, A. Portelli, A. Sastre, K.K. Szabo

in 34th annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

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We present a determination of the corrections to Dashen's theorem and of the individual up and down quark masses from a lattice calculation based on quenched QED and $N_f=2+1$ QCD simulations with 5 lattice spacings down to 0.054 fm. The simulations feature lattice sizes up to 6 fm and average up-down quark masses all the way down to their physical value. For the parameter which quantifies violations to Dashens's theorem we obtain $\epsilon=0.73(2)(5)(17)$, where the first error is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is an estimate of the QED quenching error. For the light quark masses we obtain, $m_u=2.27(6)(5)(4) \, \mbox{MeV}$ and $m_d=4.67(6)(5)(4) \, \mbox{MeV}$ in the $\overline{\mbox{MS}}$ scheme at $2 \, \mbox{GeV}$ and the isospin breaking ratios $m_u/m_d=0.485(11)(8)(14)$, $R=38.2(1.1)(0.8)(1.4)$ and $Q=23.4(0.4)(0.3)(0.4)$. Our results exclude the $m_u=0$ solution to the strong CP problem by more than 24 standard deviations.