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Monte Carlo methods in continuous time for lattice Hamiltonians

E. Huffman

in 34th annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

Contribution: pdf


We solve a variety of sign problems for models in lattice field theory using the Hamiltonian formulation, including Yukawa models and simple lattice gauge theories. The solutions emerge naturally in continuous time and use the dual representation for the bosonic fields. These solutions allow us to construct quantum Monte Carlo methods for these problems. The methods could provide an alternative approach to understanding non-perturbative dynamics of some lattice field theories.