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Simulation of QED

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Can anyone point me to a paper dealing with simulation of QED or the Standard Model in general? I will particularly appreciate a review paper.

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asked Dec 20, 2011 in Theoretical Physics by Sudip Paul (25 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Mar 18, 2014 by dimension10

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Is there a reason that you are interested in QED in particular? For processes within current experimental ranges, the standard perturbative treatment is incredibly accurate, and simulations are not really necessary.

A sector of the standard model where simulations are incredibly important is in strong interactions (QCD) for which a perturbative treatment is not satisfactory as one heads to the IR (low energy). A good reference to start at could be: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0506036

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answered Dec 21, 2011 by Kyle (335 points) [ no revision ]
I've looked for the same thing and the only thing you find is a lot of lattice QCD talk normally, so I second the question and it would be especially interesting to hear if for example it is impossible or very impractical to simulate QED in the same way for fundamental reasons (the fact that there are other methods currently giving better results for some classes of problem formulations is another issue, IMO). Anyway, interesting introduction you linked!

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