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Volume 363 - 37th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (LATTICE2019) - Main session
Sp(2N) Yang-Mills towards large N.
J. Holligan,* E. Bennett, D.K. Hong, J.W. Lee, C.J.D. Lin, B. Lucini, M. Piai, D. Vadacchino
*corresponding author
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Non-perturbative aspects of the physics of $Sp(2N)$ gauge theories are interesting for phenomenological and theoretical reasons, and little studied so far, particularly in the approach to the large-$N$ limit. We examine the spectrum of glueballs and the string tension of Yang-Mills theories based upon these groups. Glueball masses are calculated numerically with a variational method from Monte-Carlo generated lattice gauge configurations. After taking continuum limits for $N$ = 1, 2, 3 and 4, we extrapolate the results towards large $N$. We compare the resulting spectrum with that of $SU(N)$ gauge theories, both at finite $N$ and as $N$ approaches infinity.
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