TUMQCD Collaboration

The TUMQCD collaboration involves members from TUM, physics department T30f, BNL, Michigan State University, and Fermilab. Mission of the TUMQCD collaboration is to complement effective field theory methods and lattice techniques to calculate the properties of strongly coupled systems at zero and finite temperature.

The TUMQCD collaboration started in 2014 on the basis of the Universe Cluster Seed Project "Simulating the Hot Universe" by Nora Brambilla and Antonio Vairo that made possible a collaboration with Peter Petreczky at BNL using the infrastructure of the C2PAP at the Universe Cluster.

The TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship of Andreas Kronfeld for a joint research program with Nora Brambilla on "Interplay of Effective Quantum Field Theory and Numerical Lattice Gauge Theory" made possible the extension of the collaboration to Fermilab.

The TUMQCD Collaboration performs calculations on computing resources managed and allocated by C2PAP and Supermuc at the Garching Campus, as well as at institutional resources that are voluntarily shared by members of the collaboration.

The present pivotal interests of the TUMQCD collaboration are:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of heavy Quarkonia at zero and finite temperature, as well as of the QCD vacuum at zero temperature and the thermal QCD medium at finite temperature. Deeper insights in these areas of studies are expected to have an immediate impact on the analysis of experimental results from hadron and heavy-ion collider experiments at facilities like the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL or the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
  2. Precise determinations of the standard model parameters. Deeper insights in this area of studies are expected to have an immediate impact on the analysis of experimental results from facilities at LHC, B factories, as well as τ and charm factories, such as CMS, ATLAS, Belle and BES.

We are planning to extend application of EFTs and Lattice QCD to other areas in agreement with the research aims of our TUM-IAS Focal Periods predicting macroscopic behaviour from microscopic simulators.