International research network for computational particle physics is supported by the Core-to-Core Program
of Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science (JSPS). This project aims to construct a research
network among leading institutes in
Particle physics aims to clarify the fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions. Large scale numerical simulations using high end supercomputers plays a key role in its theoretical study. Research in this direction is rapidly developing and forming a field which can be termed "computational particle physics."
One of the goals of this project is to build up the "International Lattice Data Grid (ILDG),"
which provides an international framework for sharing the simulation data in
the community of lattice field theory research. The basic idea of the ILDG was
proposed in 2002. Since then, its implementation has been studied by
Computational Sciences (CCS) at the
Building upon ILDG as the infrastructure, the project aims
to promote an international research network of computational particle
physics linking core institutes in
International Lattice Data Grid (ILDG)
aims to provide an international framework for sharing the simulation data in
the community of lattice field theory research. This is an international effort
We organize a series of biannual workshops to encourage international co-operation, co-ordination and collaboration in lattice field theory through the early exchange of ideas and results. A goal is to construct an international lattice field theory network (ILFTNet) which is open to all researchers in the field. The international research network of computational particle physics linking major institues should act as a core of the ILFTNet.
We promote collaboration in the research of lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the fundamental theory of strong interactions. Long-term workshops and mini-workshops will be held for intensive discussions and information excnage. Topics include "non-perturbative renormalization", "light hadron phenomenology", and "heavy quark physics."
To activate the international
collaboration, junior Japanese researchers will be sent to core institutes in