2019 December 05
We report on fits of the $SU(3)$ $N_f=8$ LSD spectral data to chiral perturbation theory with a dilatonic meson. These fits confirm that current simulations are in the "large-mass" regime, with approximate hyperscaling as the leading mass dependence. We find that the leading-order effective field theory describes the data well. In particular, the effective field theory allows us to understand the staggered taste splitting, explaining the pattern observed in the LSD data, which looks different from QCD.