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ABSTRACT: We point out the existence of a nonperturbative exact nilpotent BRST symmetry for the GribovZwanziger action in the Landau gauge. We then put forward a manifestly BRST invariant resolution of the Gribov gauge fixing ambiguity in the linear covariant gauge.Physical Review D 08/2015; 92(045039):19. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.045039 · 4.64 Impact Factor 
Article: Confinement interpretation in a YangMills + Higgs theory when considering Gribov's ambiguity
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ABSTRACT: This work presents concisely the results obtained from the analysis of the twopoint function of the gauge field in the $SU(2)$ and $SU(2)\times U(1)$ gauge theories, in the Landau gauge, coupled to a scalar Higgs field in the fundamental or adjoint representation. Nonperturbative effects are considered by taking into account the Gribov ambiguity. In general, in both YangMills models the gluon propagator has nontrivial contributions of physical and nonphysical modes, which clearly depends on the group representation of the Higgs field. These results were presented during the Fourth Winter Workshop on Nonperturbative Quantum Field Theory, which took place in SophiaAntipolis  France.  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We consider finite temperature SU(2) gauge theory in the continuum formulation, which necessitates the choice of a gauge fixing. Choosing the Landau gauge, the existing gauge copies are taken into account by means of the GribovZwanziger (GZ) quantization scheme, which entails the introduction of a dynamical mass scale (Gribov mass) directly influencing the Green functions of the theory. Here, we determine simultaneously the Polyakov loop (vacuum expectation value) and Gribov mass in terms of temperature, by minimizing the vacuum energy w.r.t. the Polyakov loop parameter and solving the Gribov gap equation. Inspired by the Casimir energystyle of computation, we illustrate the usage of Zeta function regularization in finite temperature calculations. Our main result is that the Gribov mass directly feels the deconfinement transition, visible from a cusp occurring at the same temperature where the Polyakov loop becomes nonzero. In this exploratory work we mainly restrict ourselves to the original GribovZwanziger quantization procedure in order to illustrate the approach and the potential direct link between the vacuum structure of the theory (dynamical mass scales) and (de)confinement. We also present a first look at the critical temperature obtained from the Refined GribovZwanziger approach. Finally, a particular problem for the pressure at low temperatures is reported.European Physical Journal C 05/2015; 75(7). DOI:10.1140/epjc/s100520153546y · 5.08 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: In this note, we consider the Landau gauge in the continuum formulation. Our purposes are twofold. Firstly, we try to work out the consequences of the recently derived CucchieriMendes bounds on the inverse FaddeevPopov operator at the level of the path integral quantization. Secondly, we give an explicit renormalizable prescription to implement the socalled Landau Bgauges as introduced by Maas.European Physical Journal C 02/2015; 75(2). DOI:10.1140/epjc/s1005201533032 · 5.08 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We discuss a method to extract the K\"all\'enLehmann spectral density of a particle (be it elementary or bound state) propagator and apply it to compute gluon spectral densities from lattice data. Furthermore, we also consider the interpretation of the Landaugauge gluon propagator at finite temperature as a massivetype bosonic propagator.Acta Physica Polonica B, Proceedings Supplement 12/2014; 8(1). DOI:10.5506/APhysPolBSupp.8.119  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: In this note, we consider the Landau gauge in the continuum formulation. Our purposes are twofold. Firstly, we try to work out the consequences of the recently derived CucchieriMendes bounds on the inverse FaddeevPopov operator at the level of the path integral quantization. Secondly, we give an explicit renormalizable prescription to implement the socalled Landau Bgauges as introduced by Maas.  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: By evaluating the socalled Boseghost propagator, we present the first numerical evidence of BRSTsymmetry breaking for YangMills theory in minimal Landau gauge, i.e. due to the restriction of the functional integration to the first Gribov region in the GribovZwanziger approach. Our data are well described by a simple fitting function, which can be related to a massive gluon propagator in combination with an infraredfree (FaddeevPopov) ghost propagator. As a consequence, the Boseghost propagator, which has been proposed as a carrier of the confining force in minimal Landau gauge, displays a 1/p^4 singularity in the infrared limit.  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We study the influence of a background magnetic field on the melting of the J/psi vector meson by introducing a BornInfeld modification of the softwall model. Out of the three polarizations of the massive vector meson, we find that the longitudinal one (parallel to the applied magnetic field) melts only at an even higher temperature than the deconfinement temperature, whereas the two transverse polarizations melt at a lower temperature than in the absence of a magnetic field. We also conduct a preliminary investigation of the effect of the magnetic field on the heavy quark diffusion coefficient, showing an increased diffusion constant for the longitudinal polarization with respect to the transverse polarizations.Physical Review D 10/2014; 91(8). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.086002 · 4.64 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The Boseghost propagator has been proposed as a carrier of the confining force in YangMills theories in minimal Landau gauge. We present the first numerical evaluation of this propagator, using lattice simulations for the SU(2) gauge group in the scaling region. Our data are well described by a simple fitting function, which is compatible with an infraredenhanced Boseghost propagator. This function can also be related to a massive gluon propagator in combination with an infraredfree (FaddeevPopov) ghost propagator. Since the Boseghost propagator can be written as the vacuum expectation value of a BRSTexact quantity and should therefore vanish in a BRSTinvariant theory, our results provide the first numerical manifestation of BRSTsymmetry breaking due to restriction of gaugeconfiguration space to the Gribov region.Physical Review D 05/2014; 90(5). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.90.051501 · 4.64 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A Pad\'e approximation approach, rooted in an infrared moment technique, is employed to provide mass estimates for various glueball states in pure gauge theories. The main input in this analysis are theoretically wellmotivated fits to lattice gluon propagator data, which are by now available for both SU(2) and SU(3) in 3 and 4 spacetime dimensions. We construct appropriate gauge invariant and Lorentz covariant operators in the (pseudo)scalar and (pseudo)tensor sector. Our estimates compare reasonably well with a variety of lattice sources directly aimed at extracting glueball masses.Physics Letters B 05/2014; 732:247–254. DOI:10.1016/j.physletb.2014.03.056 · 6.13 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The Boseghost propagator has been proposed as a carrier of the confining force in YangMills theories in minimal Landau gauge. We present the first numerical evaluation of this propagator, using lattice simulations for the SU(2) gauge group in the scaling region. Our data are well described by a simple fitting function, which is compatible with an infraredenhanced Boseghost propagator. This function can also be related to a massive gluon propagator in combination with an infraredfree (FaddeevPopov) ghost propagator. Since the Boseghost propagator can be written as the vacuum expectation value of a BRSTexact quantity and should therefore vanish in a BRSTinvariant theory, our results provide the first numerical manifestation of BRSTsymmetry breaking due to restriction of gaugeconfiguration space to the Gribov region.  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We address several aspects of gluon propagation at zero and finite temperature. In particular, we study the violation of spectral positivity, we discuss a method to extract the K\"all\'{e}nLehmann spectral density of a particle (be it elementary or bound state) propagator and apply it to compute gluon spectral densities from lattice data. Furthermore, we also consider the interpretation of the Landau gauge gluon propagator at finite temperature as a massive type bosonic propagator.  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We consider the problem of "measuring" the K\"all\'enLehmann spectral density of a particle (be it elementary or bound state) propagator by means of 4d lattice data. As the latter are obtained from operations at (Euclidean momentum squared) p^2>=0, we are facing the generically illposed problem of converting a limited data set over the positive real axis to an integral representation, extending over the whole complex p^2plane. We employ a linear regularization strategy, commonly known as the Tikhonov method with Morozov discrepancy principle, with suitable adaptations to realistic data, e.g. with unknown threshold. An important virtue over the (standard) maximum entropy method is the possibility to also probe unphysical spectral densities, as, for example, of a confined gluon. We apply our proposal here to "physical" mock spectral data as a litmus test and then to the lattice SU(3) Landau gauge gluon at zero temperature.Physical Review D 10/2013; 89(1). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.89.014010 · 4.64 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: An infrared moment technique, recently developed by some of us, is employed to provide mass estimates for various glueball states in pure gauge theories. The main input in this analysis are theoretically wellmotivated fits to lattice gluon propagator data, which are by now available for both SU(2) and SU(3) in 3 and 4 spacetime dimensions. We construct appropriate gauge invariant and Lorentz covariant operators in the (pseudo)scalar and (pseudo)tensor sector. Our final numbers compare reasonably well with a variety of lattice sources directly aimed at extracting glueball masses.  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: In this followup paper of 1105.2217 we further discuss the occurrence of a magnetically induced tachyonic instability of the rho meson in the twoflavour SakaiSugimoto model, uplifting two remaining approximations in the previous paper. That is, firstly, the magnetically induced splitting of the branes is now taken into account, evaluating without approximations the symmetrized trace which enters in the nonAbelian DiracBornInfeld (DBI) action. This leads to an extra mass generating effect for the charged heavylight rho meson through a holographic Higgs mechanism. Secondly, we compare the results in the approximation to second order in the field strength to the results using the full DBIaction. Both improvements cause an increase of the critical magnetic field for the onset of rho meson condensation. In addition, the stability in the scalar sector in the presence of the magnetic field is discussed.Journal of High Energy Physics 09/2013; 2014(1). DOI:10.1007/JHEP01(2014)055 · 6.11 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: It is well accepted that dealing with the Gribov ambiguity has a major impact on correlation functions in gaugefixed YangMills theories, in particular in the low momentum regime where standard perturbation theory based on the FaddeevPopov approach fails. Recent results, derived from functional tools (DysonSchwinger equations or exact RG) or the effective GribovZwanziger action method, pointed towards e.g. gauge boson correlation functions that are not compatible with the properties of observable degrees of freedom. Although such an observation is a welcome feature for gauge theories exhibiting confinement, it would be a discomfort for gauge theories supplemented with Higgs fields, cfr. the experimental success of the electroweak model based on a SU(2) x U(1) gauge group. The purpose of this short note is to assure that the effective action resolution to the Gribov ambiguity reduces to the standard FaddeevPopov method in the perturbative regime of sufficiently small coupling/large Higgs condensate, thereby not compromising the physical particle spectrum of massive gauge bosons and a massless photon for the SU(2) x U(1) gaugeHiggs model. The closer the theory gets to the limit of vanishing Higgs condensate, the more the Gribov problem resurfaces with all its consequences. We give some speculations w.r.t. the FradkinShenker insights about the phase diagram.Annals of Physics 09/2013; 343. DOI:10.1016/j.aop.2014.01.014 · 2.10 Impact Factor 
Article: Spontaneous breaking of the BRST symmetry in the presence of the Gribov horizon: Renormalizability
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ABSTRACT: An all orders algebraic proof of the multiplicative renormalizability of the novel formulation of the GribovZwanziger action proposed in Phys. Rev. D 86, 045005 (2012) [arXiv:1205.3934], and allowing for an exact but spontaneously broken BRST symmetry, is provided.Annals of Physics 06/2013; 339. DOI:10.1016/j.aop.2013.09.006 · 2.10 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We study the structure of the gauge propagators of a 3d version of the electroweak interaction in terms of the Higgs vacuum expectation value nu, of the nonAbelian gauge coupling g, and of the Abelian gauge coupling g', when nonperturbative effects related to the nonAbelian gauge fixing are introduced by means of an adapted path integral measure. In the perturbative regime of small nonAbelian coupling g and sufficiently large nu, the wellknown standard Z and W propagators are recovered, together with a massless photon. In general, depending on the relative magnitudes of g, g' and nu, we uncover a quite different propagator structure. In a later stage of research, the results here derived can be used to study the associated phase diagram in more depth.European Physical Journal C 05/2013; 73(10). DOI:10.1140/epjc/s1005201325677 · 5.08 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We introduce an effective quark model that is in principle dynamically derivable from the QCD action. An important feature is the incorporation of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in a renormalizable fashion. The quark propagator in the condensed vacuum exhibits complex conjugate poles, indicative of an unphysical spectral form, i.e. confined quarks. Moreover, the ensuing mass function can be fitted well to existing lattice data. To validate the physical nature of the new model, we identify not only a massless pseudoscalar (i.e. a pion) in the chiral limit, but we also present reasonable estimates for the rho meson mass and decay constant, employing a contact point interaction and a large N argument to simplify the diagrammatic spectral analysis. We stress that we do not use any experimental input to obtain our numbers, but only rely on our model and lattice quark data.  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: During heavy ion collisions, high temperatures and strong magnetic fields are generated. We employ the gaugegravity duality to study the N_f=2 QCD phase diagram under these extreme conditions in the quenched approximation, in particular we use the nonantipodal SakaiSugimoto model (SSM). We take the different coupling of up and down flavours to the magnetic field into account geometrically, resulting in a split of the chiral phase transition according to flavour. We discuss the influence of the magnetic field on the chiral temperatures in physical GeV units in terms of the choice of the confinement scale in the model, extending hereby our elsewhere presented discussion of fixing the nonantipodal SSM parameters to the deconfinement phase. The flavourdependent (T,L,eB) phase diagram, with variable asymptotic braneantibrane separation L, is also presented, as a direct generalization of the known (T,L) phase diagram of the nonantipodal SSM at zero magnetic field. In particular, for sufficiently small L we are probing a NJLlike boundary field theory in which case we do find results very reminiscent of the predictions in NJL models.Physical review D: Particles and fields 03/2013; 87(10). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.87.106002 · 4.86 Impact Factor
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1970–2015

Ghent University
 Department of Physics and Astronomy
Gand, Flanders, Belgium


2013

University of Coimbra
 Center for Computational Physics
Coímbra, Coimbra, Portugal


2008–2009

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Center for Theoretical Physics
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
