40th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

Sept. 29, 2023
Callum Farrell, Chris Kane, Stefan Meinel

From left to right: Callum Farrell, Christopher Kane, Stefan Meinel

Our department had a significant presence at the 40th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory that took place at Fermilab from July 31 to August 4 this year.

The International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory is an annual conference that attracts scientists from around the world. Originally started as a place for physicists to discuss their recent developments in lattice gauge theory, nowadays the conference is the largest of its type and has grown to include areas like algorithms and machine architectures, code development, chiral symmetry, physics beyond the standard model, and strongly interacting phenomena in low-dimensions (description from the conference website).

At this year's symposium, physics graduate students Callum Farrell and Christopher Kane presented their research on charm-baryon semileptonic decays and on state preparation in quantum simulations of lattice gauge theories. Their travel was supported in part by Fanfare Awards. Professor Stefan Meinel gave a 45-minute plenary review talk on quark flavor physics with lattice QCD, discussing the latest developments in the search for new fundamental physics through precision studies of weak interactions of hadrons. In addition, Professor Meinel gave a parallel talk on his work on bottom-baryon semileptonic decays.