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Centre vortex structure of QCD-vacuum fields and confinement

Derek Leinweber, James Biddle, Waseem Kamleh

SciPost Phys. Proc. 6, 004 (2022) · published 31 May 2022

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XXXIII International Workshop on High Energy Physics


The non-trivial ground-state vacuum fields of QCD form the foundation of matter. Using modern visualisation techniques, this presentation examines the microscopic structure of these fields. Of particular interest are the centre vortices identified within the ground-state fields of lattice QCD. Our current focus is on understanding the manner in which dynamical fermions in the QCD vacuum alter the centre-vortex structure. The impact of dynamical fermions is significant and provides new insights into the role of centre vortices in underpinning both confinement and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in QCD.

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