General Information

The SFB/TR55 "Hadron Physics from Lattice QCD" was established in July 2008 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Universities of Regensburg and Wuppertal. It is currently coordinated by Wuppertal and incorporates groups at Graz.

The research programme consists of three project areas. A: Lattice QCD calculations of hadronic observables. B: Algorithms for Lattice QCD simulations. C: Development and deployment of the QPACE parallel supercomputer.

The results of project area A are required for the interpretation of particle collider experiments such as the LHC at CERN or the planned FAIR facility at Darmstadt. They also contribute to our understanding of the early universe.

Project area B is interdisciplinary in nature and prominently includes Computational and Applied Mathematicians from Wuppertal, in addition to the Theoretical Physicists.

Project area C is devoted to developing an optimized HPC infrastructure for the physics program. In 2009, the QPACE (QCD PArallel computing on the CEll) architecture, based on the IBM PowerXCell 8i processor, was developed within the SFB. In the current funding period, Intel MIC (many integrated cores) technology is being used to develop QPACE 2 and 3, a power-efficient petascale architecture for lattice QCD and similar applications. The development team consists of physicists and engineers of the Universities of Regensburg and Wuppertal and Forschungszentrum Jülich as well as industrial collaborators.




next meetings:
2016 October 6+7, in Regensburg
for accomodation please contact Monika Maschek asap



Prof. Dr. Andreas Schäfer, Spokesperson

Institute of Theoretical Physics
University of Regensburg
Phone: +49 941 943-2007
Fax: +49 941 943-3887
Office: 4.1.07
E-mail: andreas.schafer AT

Monika Maschek, Secretary

Institute of Theoretical Physics
University of Regensburg
Phone: +49 941 943-2008
Fax: +49 941 943 3887
Office: 4.1.06
E-mail: monika.maschek AT

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