Anna Hasenfratz

Anna Hasenfratz Portrait

Office: DUAN F427

Research Interests:

Professor Hasenfratz is a high energy theoretical physicist. Her research interest is the study of the properties of quantum field theoretical models like QCD that is believed to describe the strong interactions of elementary particles or the so called Standard Model that describes weak interactions and predicts the existence of the WB1 and Z bosons and the yet undiscovered Higgs particle. The perturbative (small coupling) properties of these models can be studied with standard analytical technics (perturbation theory), but their strong coupling properties are non-perturbative and require a different treatment. Professor Hasenfratz's research concentrates on the non-perturbative properties quantum field theories, mainly QCD. Non-perturbative studies frequently require computer simulations but the emphasis is always on the physical picture and understanding of the physical phenomena.

Selected Publications:

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  1. "Validity of the rooted staggered determinant in the continuum limit" A. Hasenfratz and R. Homann arXiv:hep-lat/0604010
  2. "Universality and quark masses of the staggered fermion action" A. Hasenfratz arXiv:hep-lat/0511021
  3. "Simulating full QCD with the xed point action" A. Hasenfratz, P. Hasenfratz and F. Niedermayer Phys. Rev. D 72, 114508 (2005) [arXiv:hep-lat/0506024]
  4. "Scaling test of quenched hypercubic smeared staggered fermions" A. Alexandru and A. Hasenfratz Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 129, 387 (2004) Prepared for 21st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (LATTICE 2003), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, 15-19 Jul 2003
  5. Topological susceptibility with the improved Asqtad action" C. Bernard et al. Phys. Rev. D 68, 114501 (2003) [arXiv:hep-lat/0308019]