Document Type

Article

Date

8-6-2011

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

Discretization of supersymmetric Yang--Mills (SYM) theories is an old problem in lattice field theory. It has resisted solution until recently when new ideas drawn from orbifold constructions and topological field theories have been brought to bear on the question. The result has been the creation of a new class of lattice gauge theories in which the lattice action is invariant under one or more supersymmetries. The resultant theories are local, free of doublers and also possess exact gauge-invariance. In principle they form the basis for a truly non-perturbative definition of the continuum SYM theories. In the continuum limit they lead to a version of the Yang-Mills theory formulated in terms of {\it twisted} fields. In this paper, we briefly review these ideas and then go on to describe the details of a C++ code, which can be used to simulate these theories. We sketch the design of the code, with particular emphasis being placed on SYM theories with \cN=2 in two dimensions and \cN=4 in three and four dimensions, making one-to-one comparisons between the essential components of the SYM theories and their corresponding counterparts appearing in the simulation

Additional Information

30 pages, 8 figures More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.1503

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Harvested from Arxiv.org

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