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Tensors cast their nets for quarks

Many aspects of gauge theories — such as the one underlying quantum chromodynamics, which describes quark physics — evade common numerical methods. Tensor networks are getting closer to a solution, having successfully tackled the related problem of a three-dimensional quantum link model.

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Fig. 1: Tensor network states.

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Bañuls, M.C., Cichy, K. Tensors cast their nets for quarks. Nat. Phys. 17, 762–763 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-021-01294-0

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