On reweighting for twisted boundary conditions

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    We consider the possibility of using reweighting techniques in order to correct the breaking of unitarity when twisted boundary conditions are imposed on valence fermions in simulations of lattice gauge theories. We start by studying the properties of reweighting factors and their variances at tree-level. This leads us to the introduction of a factorization for the fermionic reweighting determinant. In the numerical, stochastic implementation of the method, we find that the effect of reweighting is negligible in the case of large volumes but it is sizeable when the volumes are small and the twisting angles are large. More importantly, we find that for un-improved Wilson fermions, and in small volumes, the dependence of the critical quark mass on the twisting angle is quite pronounced and results in large violations of the continuum dispersion relation.

    TidsskriftComputer Physics Communications
    Sider (fra-til)91-98
    StatusUdgivet - okt. 2017


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