First-principles calculations for the strong interactions?
Department of Physics, University of Colorado.
Particle physicists would like to understand how
bound states of quarks and gluons work, both for themselves and as
a part of the general problem of testing the Standard Model.
``Lattice QCD'' is a mix of analytic and numerical techniques
for studying these problems working directly from the Lagrangian.
I will give an overview of the field: why we do what we do,
a little bit about how we do it, and some stories about what we have
(and what we have not learned) about the