Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2016
Volume 61, Number 6
Saturday–Tuesday, April 16–19, 2016; Salt Lake City, Utah
Session E2: DPF Prize Session - J.J. Sakurai Prize; Henry Primakoff Award; and the Standard Model at the LHC
3:30 PM–5:18 PM,
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Room: Ballroom A
Sponsoring Unit: DPF
Chair: Andreas Kronfeld, Fermilab
Abstract ID: BAPS.2016.APR.E2.1
Abstract: E2.00001 : J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics: 40 Years of Lattice QCD*
3:30 PM–4:06 PM
Lattice QCD was invented in 1973-74 by Ken Wilson, who passed away in 2013. This talk will describe the evolution of lattice QCD through the past 40 years with particular emphasis on its first years, and on the past decade, when lattice QCD simulations finally came of age. Thanks to theoretical breakthroughs in the late 1990s and early 2000s, lattice QCD simulations now produce the most accurate theoretical calculations in the history of strong-interaction physics. They play an essential role in high-precision experimental studies of physics within and beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. The talk will include a non-technical review of the conceptual ideas behind this revolutionary development in (highly) nonlinear quantum physics, together with a survey of its current impact on theoretical and experimental particle physics, and prospects for the future.
*Work supported by the National Science Foundation.
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