Removing staggered fermionic matter in U (N) and SU (N) lattice gauge theories

Erez Zohar, J. Ignacio Cirac

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Gauge theories, through the local symmetry which is in their core, exhibit many local constraints, that must be taken care of and addressed in any calculation. In the Hamiltonian picture this is phrased through the Gauss laws, which are local constraints that restrict the physical Hilbert space and relate the matter and gauge degrees of freedom. In this work, we present a way that uses all the Gauss laws in lattice gauge theories with staggered fermions for completely removing the matter degrees of freedom, at the cost of locally extending the interaction range, breaking the symmetry and introducing new local constraints, due to the finiteness of the original local matter spaces.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number114511
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
StatePublished - 28 Jun 2019

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