Monte-Carlo methods are widely used in theoretical physics, statistical mechanics and condensed matter. Most of the applications have relied on importance sampling, which allows us to evaluate stochastically with a controllable error multi-dimensional integrals of localised functions. In lattice gauge theories, most quantities of interest can be expressed in the path integral formalism as ensemble
Author Archives: Antonio Rago
The Abelian Sandpile Model is a cellular automaton whose discrete dynamics reaches an out-of-equilibrium steady state resembling avalanches in piles of sand. This system shows, in an apparently unpredictable way, bursts of activity such as avalanches. This kind of model can be eventually driven into an out-of-equilibrium steady state. We propose a numerical study of
This project will build on recent work concerning the extraction of information from Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter. It will develop methodology to provide a dynamic understanding of sentiments expressed on social media, including sentiments represented by emoticons, and to relate these to events such as news stories and stock market fluctuations. It
Dr C McNeile (CoI), 42.20M core hours on Data Analytic Cluster with “High Precision QCD Collaboration”
Dr A Rago (PI), Dr Patella (CoI) 154.8M core hours on BGQ Edinburgh for UKQCD-BSM for studies of theories Beyond the Standard Model.
Dr C McNeile “New Applicant scheme in Theoretical Particle Physics”.
Consortium grant with Swansea University; Prof G Shore (Swansea U, lead), Prof K Langfeld (PI for Plymouth University), Dr Patella (CoI), Dr Rago (CoI), “New Ideas in Gauge, String and Lattice Theory”. Value of the grant £184.901.
Prof. K Langfeld (PI) and Dr A Rago (CoI) “The density of states approach for simulations of dense matter in QCD”. The fellowship funds a 36 months postdoc position.
Dr McNeile (PI) 10M core hours on BGQ Edinburgh for “A lattice QCD calculation of the leading order hadronic corrections to g-2 of the muon on a fine lattice.”
Dr A Rago (PI), Dr Patella (CoI) 152M core hours on BGQ Edinburgh for UKQCD-BSM for studies of IR conformal fixed point.