Thursday, December 07, 2006

Lattice QCD makes title page

The latest issue of PhysicsWorld has a feature article on Lattice QCD by Christine Davies describing the recent progress made in confronting theory with experiment through unquenched lattice simulations. Among the highlights she mentions are the correct prediction of the mass of the Bc and the fact that the determinations of the quark masses and the strong coupling constant αs from unquenched lattice QCD are now more accurate than all other sources combined.

The article is very well written and should be easily understandable for anyone with a background in physics, and I would think that an informed layperson should also be able to learn something from it.