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Adapted Nested Force-Gradient Integrators: The Schwinger Model Case

  • Dmitry Shcherbakov (a1), Matthias Ehrhardt (a1), Jacob Finkenrath (a2), Michael Günther (a1), Francesco Knechtli (a3) and Michael Peardon (a4)...

We study a novel class of numerical integrators, the adapted nested force-gradient schemes, used within the molecular dynamics step of the Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) algorithm. We test these methods in the Schwinger model on the lattice, a well known benchmark problem. We derive the analytical basis of nested force-gradient type methods and demonstrate the advantage of the proposed approach, namely reduced computational costs compared with other numerical integration schemes in HMC.

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Communications in Computational Physics
  • ISSN: 1815-2406
  • EISSN: 1991-7120
  • URL: /core/journals/communications-in-computational-physics
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