Karl Jansen
(DESY Zeuthen)

Kostas Orginos
(College of William and Mary / JLab)

Steve Sharpe
(University of Washington)

Program Coordinator:
Laura Lee
(206) 685-3509

Application form

INT Summer School on "Lattice QCD and its applications"

Seattle, August 8 - 28, 2007


To provide a comprehensive introduction to the methods and applications of lattice QCD, beginning at a level suitable for graduate students with a knowledge of quantum field theory, and extended to state-of-the-art applications. The school will also be useful for beginning postdocs.

Planned lectures and lecturers:

  • Introduction to lattice field theory and fermion discretizations - Gernot Münster
  • Algorithms and numerical methods for lattice QCD - Michael Peardon
  • QCD at finite temperature and density - Peter Petreczky
  • Perturbative and non-perturbative renormalization of lattice operators - Stefan Sint
  • Chiral perturbation theory and its applications to lattice QCD - Claude Bernard
  • Heavy quarks on the lattice and their applications - Andreas Kronfeld
  • Fundamental constants and electroweak phenomenology from the lattice - Shoji Hashimoto
  • Hadronic and nuclear physics from lattice QCD - Martin Savage
  • Advanced applications (possibly including Supersymmetry on the lattice, Epsilon regime of chiral perturbation theory, Dilute atomic systems, Computers for lattice QCD, ...)

    We intend to have theoretical and numerical exercises, and the possibility of student talks. More details will be posted on this web page as they are determined.


    We expect students to stay in the University of Washington dormitories, which are near to the Physics-Astronomy building. We hope to be able to cover a substantial fraction of the students' local expenses.

    Seattle is very pleasant in the summer, with many options for recreational activities in the city and the surrounding mountains and bodies of water, and many cultural activities in the city, and an espresso stand on every corner.

    Further details on the school and applications:

    We will be able to provide partial local support, on a competitive basis, for approximately 40 students. This support will cover a shared dorm room on the UW campus (arriving Tues, Aug 7 and leaving Wed, Aug 29), as well as $20/day for food from campus food outlets.

    For those without support, the cost for a shared dorm room and $20/day of food is approximately $1100 or $50/day. The meal card costs are subject to 9.3% tax, and the meal card is mandatory.

    If you wish to have a single, unshared dorm room you can do so for an added cost of $18/day.

    If you know with whom you wish to share a dorm room, please indicate on the application form. All participants must fill out an application form.


    Graduate students should indicate one reference on the application form. Graduate students wishing to apply for local support should indicate two references. These references should be asked to send a letter of recommendation by email to Steve Sharpe ( The letter should comment on the student's preparation and abilities, how they would benefit from attending the school, and how they would contribute to the school.

    More senior applicants need not provide references.


    There is no official deadline, but rolling admissions will begin in February 2007.


    Please email Steve Sharpe, local organizer, at