acta physica slovaca

Acta Physica Slovaca 61, No.1, 1-127 (2011) (127 pages)


Michael Creutz
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973

Full text: ::pdf :: (Received 12 May 2011, accepted 13 May 2011)

Abstract: Two crucial properties of QCD, confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, cannot be understood within the context of conventional Feynman perturbation theory. Non-perturbative phenomena enter the theory in a fundamental way at both the classical and quantum levels. Over the years a coherent qualitative picture of the interplay between chiral symmetry, quantum mechanical anomalies, and the lattice has emerged and is reviewed here.

PACS: 11.30.Rd, 12.39.Fe, 11.15.Ha, 11.10.Gh
Keywords: Lattice gauge theory, Chiral symmetry, Non-perturbative field theory, QCD
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