Lattice determinations of the strange quark mass

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The importance of the strange quark mass, as a fundamental parameter of the Standard Model (SM) and as an input to many interesting quantities, has been highlighted in many reviews, eg in Ref [1]. A first principles calculation of m{sub s} is possible in lattice QCD but to date there has been a rather large spread in values from lattice calculations. This review aims to clarify the situation by explaining the particular systematic errors and their effects and illustrating the emerging consensus. In addition, a discussion of the strange quark mass is timely given the recent results from KTeV [2] ... continued below

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Ryan, Sinead August 25, 1999.

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The importance of the strange quark mass, as a fundamental parameter of the Standard Model (SM) and as an input to many interesting quantities, has been highlighted in many reviews, eg in Ref [1]. A first principles calculation of m{sub s} is possible in lattice QCD but to date there has been a rather large spread in values from lattice calculations. This review aims to clarify the situation by explaining the particular systematic errors and their effects and illustrating the emerging consensus. In addition, a discussion of the strange quark mass is timely given the recent results from KTeV [2] and NA48 [3] for {epsilon}{prime}/{epsilon} which firmly establish direct CP-violation in the SM and when combined with previous measurements give a world average {epsilon}{prime}/{epsilon} (21:2 {+-} 2:8) x 10{sup {minus}4}. This is in stark disagreement with the theoretical predictions which favor a low {epsilon}{prime}/{epsilon} [4]. Although in principle {epsilon}{prime}/{epsilon} does not depend directly on m{sub s} in practice it has been an input in current phenomenological analyses. This dependence arises because the matrix elements of the gluonic, <Q{sub 6}>{sub 0}, and electroweak, <Q{sub 8}>{sub 2}, penguin operators are of the form <{pi}{pi}{vert_bar}Q{sub i}{vert_bar}K> and final state interactions make them notoriously difficult to calculate directly. They have been, therefore, parameterized in terms of bag parameters, B{sub i}, the strange quark mass, m{sub s} and the top quark mass, m{sub t}, as discussed in detail in Ref. [4]. A recent review of lattice calculations of the matrix elements is in Ref. [5]. In this talk I will focus on some recent and careful lattice determinations of m{sub s}, illustrating the reasons for the large spread in earlier results.

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  • Chicago Conference on Kaon Physics (Kaon'99), Chicago, IL (US), 06/21/1999--06/26/1999

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Ryan, Sinead. Lattice determinations of the strange quark mass, article, August 25, 1999; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625657/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.