Lattice Gauge Theory and Computational Physics

Prof. Dr. C. Urbach

Contact Details:

Carsten Urbach
Raum: 3.010
Phone: +49 (0)228 73 2379
Fax: +49 (0)228 73 3728
Email: urbach(at)
PGPKey: 20C97734
skype: carsten.urbach


Focus of Research:

The research areas in this group focuses on the non-perturbative treatment of strongly coupled quantum field theories, such as Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

The method for ab initio investigations of QCD is Lattice QCD, as originally proposed by Kenneth Wilson in 1974. It is based on the path integral formulation of QCD in Euclidean space-time, which allows the usage of Monte-Carlo methods.
Since Lattice QCD has a strong demand for computer resources a naturally connected research direction is high performance computing and the development of algorithms.

Research topics include:

  • strongly coupled quantum systems
  • hadron spectrum and properties
  • Lattice QCD at zero temperature
  • Hadron interactions
  • Chirally invariant formulations of Lattice QCD
  • Quantum computing
  • high performance computing
  • parallel Computing
  • algorithm development

We are operating the QBiG GPU cluster, which allows flexible access for the group members to computing time and training on modern accelerator based programming. The cluster is financed by the DFG as part of the CRC110.