Dr Antonio Rago
Profiles

Dr Antonio Rago

Associate Professor

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Associate Professor (Reader) in Theoretical Physics

Qualifications

2015-Present Plymouth University, Associate Professor (Reader)

2011-2015 Plymouth University, Lecturer

2009-2011 Wuppertal University, Germany, Postdoc

2007-2009 Swansea University, UK, Postdoc

2003-2007 University of Milano, Italy, Postdoc

2003 University of Torino, Italy, Postdoc

Professional membership

Member of the UKQCD collaboration:
The purpose of the UKQCD Collaboration is to procure and jointly exploit computing facilities for lattice field theory   calculations whose primary aim is to increase the predictive power of the Standard Model of elementary particle    interactions through numerical simulation of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

Teaching interests

My Specialist Subjects are:
Particle Physics, Lattice Gauge Theories, Critical Phenomena, Statistical Mechanics.


My Courses:
Vector Calculus and its applications (MATH2502)
Engineering Mathematics (MATH256)
Electrodynamics and Relativity (MATH3509)

Research interests

My research achievements have covered different topics in the contest of lattice gauge theories:
• Beyond the Standard Model Physics
• Lattice Gauge Theories coupled to matter and string breaking
• Confinement, k-string fluctuations and large N expansion
• Perturbative aspects of QCD in the framework of Lattice regularization.
• Perturbed Conformal Field Theories in d = 2

Refereed Publications 

F. Gliozzi, P. Liendo, M. Meineri and A. Rago,
“Boundary and Interface CFTs from the Conformal Bootstrap,”JHEP 1505 (2015) 036 [arXiv:1502.07217 [hep-th]].

F. Gliozzi and A. Rago, “Critical exponents of the 3d Ising and related models from Conformal Bootstrap,
“JHEP 1410 (2014) 42 [arXiv:1403.6003 [hep-th]].

E. Bennett, L. Del Debbio, K. Jordan, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago,
“BSMBench: a flexible and scalable supercomputer benchmark from computational particle physics,”arXiv:1401.3733 [cs.DC]. (submitted to “Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing”)

B. Lucini, A. Patella, A. Rago and E. Rinaldi,
“ Infrared conformality and bulk critical points: SU(2) with heavy adjoint quarks,”
JHEP 1311 (2013) 106 [arXiv:1309.1614 [hep-lat]].

L. Del Debbio, A. Patella and A. Rago,
“ Space-time symmetries and the Yang-Mills gradient flow,”
JHEP 1311 (2013) 212 [arXiv:1306.1173 [hep-th]].

E. Gregory, A. Irving, B. Lucini, C. McNeile, A. Rago, C. Richards and E. Rinaldi,
“ Towards the glueball spectrum from unquenched lattice QCD,”
JHEP 1210 (2012) 170 [arXiv: 1208.1858 [hep-lat]].

K. Langfeld, B. Lucini and A. Rago,
“ The density of states in gauge theories,”
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012) 111601 [arXiv: 1204.3243 [hep-lat]].

B. Lucini, A. Rago and E. Rinaldi,
“ SU(Nc) gauge theories at deconfinement,”
Phys. Lett. B 712 (2012) 279 [arXiv: 1202.6684 [hep-lat]].

F. Knechtli, M. Luz and A. Rago,
“ On the phase structure of five-dimensional SU(2) gauge theories with anisotropic couplings,”Nucl. Phys. B 856 (2012) 74 [arXiv: 1110.4210 [hep-lat]].

F. Bursa, L. Del Debbio, D. Henty, E. Kerrane, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica, T. Pickup, and A. Rago,“ Improved Lattice Spectroscopy of Minimal Walking Technicolor,”
Phys. Rev. D 84 (2011) 034506 [arXiv: 1104.4301 [hep-lat]].

B. Lucini, G. Moraitis, A. Patella and A. Rago,
“ A numerical investigation of orientifold planar equivalence for quenched mesons,”
Phys. Rev. D 82 (2010) 114510 [arXiv: 1008.5180 [hep-lat]].

B. Lucini, A. Rago and E. Rinaldi,
“ Glueball masses in the large N limit,”
JHEP 1008 (2010) 119 [arXiv: 1007.3879 [hep-lat]].

L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago,
“ The infrared dynamics of Minimal Walking Technicolor,”
Phys. Rev. D 82 (2010) 014510 [arXiv: 0909.3178 [hep-lat]].

L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago,
“ Mesonic spectroscopy of Minimal Walking Technicolor,”
Phys. Rev. D 82 (2010) 014509 [arXiv: 0909.3178 [hep-lat]].

C. Nunez, M. Piai and A. Rago,
“ Wilson Loops in string duals of Walking and Flavored Systems,”
Phys.Rev.D 81 (2010) 086001. [arXiv: 0909.0748 [hep-th]].

L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago,
“ Conformal vs confining scenario in SU(2) with adjoint fermions,”
Phys.Rev. D80: 074507,2009. [arXiv: 0907.3896 [hep-lat]].

D. Chakrabarti, S. Hands and A. Rago,
“ Topological Aspects of Fermions on a Honeycomb Lattice,”
JHEP 0906 (2009) 060 [arXiv: 0904.1310 [hep-lat]].

F. Gliozzi, S. Lottini, M. Panero and A. Rago,
“ Random percolation as a gauge theory,”
Nucl. Phys. B 719 (2005) 255 [arXiv: cond-mat/0502339].

F. Gliozzi and A. Rago, 
“ Overlap of the Wilson loop with the broken-string state,” 
Nucl. Phys. B 714 (2005) 91 [arXiv: hep-lat/0411004].

M. Caselle, P. Grinza and A. Rago,
“ Amplitude ratios for the mass spectrum of the 2d Ising model in the high-T, H not equal 0 phase,”J. Stat. Mech. 0410 (2004) P009 [arXiv: hep-lat/0408044].

M. Caselle, M. Pepe and A. Rago,
“ Static quark potential and effective string corrections in the (2+1)-d SU(2) Yang-Mills theory,”JHEP 0410 (2004) 005 [arXiv: hep-lat/0406008].

P. Grinza and A. Rago,
“ Finite temperature results on the 2d Ising model with mixed perturbation,”
J. Phys. A 37 (2004) 4701 [arXiv: cond-mat/0210046].

P. Grinza and A. Rago,
“ Study of the 2d Ising Model with mixed perturbation,”
Nucl. Phys. B 651 (2003) 387 [arXiv: hep-th/0208016].

F. Gliozzi and A. Rago,
“ Monopole clusters, center vortices, and confinement in a Z(2) gauge-Higgs system,”
Phys. Rev. D 66 (2002) 074511 [arXiv: hep-lat/0206017].

S. Caracciolo, A. Pelissetto and A. Rago,
“ Two-loop critical mass for Wilson fermions,”
Phys. Rev. D 64 (2001) 094506 [arXiv: hep-lat/0106013]. 

Conference Proceedings

K. Langfeld, B. Lucini, A. Rago, R. Pellegrini and L. Bongiovanni, “The density of states approach forthe simulation of finite density quantum field theories,” arXiv:1503.00450 [hep-lat].

R. Pellegrini, K. Langfeld, B. Lucini and A. Rago, “The density of states from first principles,”arXiv:1411.0655 [hep-lat].

A. Patella, L. Del Debbio and A. Rago, “Poincaré symmetries and the Yang-Mills gradient flow,” PoSLATTICE 2013 (2014) 324.

L. D. Debbio, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago, “Understanding Finite-Volume Effects inDeformed CFTs on the Lattice,”

L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, C. Pica, A. Patella, A. Rago and S. Roman, “Large-volume results in SU(2)with adjoint fermions,” arXiv:1311.5597 [hep-lat].

K. Langfeld, J. Pawlowski, B. Lucini, A. Rago and R. Pellegrini, “Towards a density of states approachfor dense matter systems,” arXiv:1310.8231 [hep-lat].

E. Rinaldi, G. Lacagnina, B. Lucini, A. Patella and A. Rago, “Scaling properties of SU(2) gauge theorywith mixed fundamental-adjoint action,” PoS LATTICE 2012 (2012) 252 [arXiv: 1212.0635 [hep-lat]].L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, 

A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago,“Finite volume effects in SU(2) with twoadjoint fermions,” PoS LATTICE 2011 (2011) 084 [arXiv: 1111.4672 [hep-lat]].

F. Knechtli and A. Rago,“Dimensional reduction from five-dimensional gauge theories,” PoS LATTICE2011 (2011) 070 [arXiv:1111.0795 [hep-lat]].

B. Lucini, A. Rago and E. Rinaldi, “ The glueball spectrum at large N,” PoS LATTICE 2010 (2010) 284[arXiv: 1010.6101 [hep-lat]].

L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago, “Confining vs. conformal scenario forSU(2) with adjoint fermions. Gluonic observables,” PoS LATTICE 2010 (2010) 068 [arXiv:1011.0864[hep-lat]].

L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago, “Confining vs. conformal scenario for SU(2)with adjoint fermions. Mesonic spectrum,” PoS LATTICE 2010 (2010) 069.

B. Lucini, G. Moraitis, A. Patella and A. Rago, “Orientifold Planar Equivalence: The Quenched MesonSpectrum,” PoS LATTICE 2010 (2010) 063 [arXiv:1010.6053 [hep-lat]].

E. Kerrane, L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica, A. Rago,F. Bursa and T. Pickup “Improved Lattice Spectroscopy for Minimal Walking Technicolor,” PoS LATTICE 2010 (2010) 058 [arXiv:1011.0607[hep-lat]]. 

F. Knechtli, N. Irges and A. Rago “Dimensional reduction and confinement from five dimensions,” PoS LATTICE 2010 (2010) 059 [arXiv:1011.0345 [hep-lat]].

L. Del Debbio, B. Lucini, A. Patella, C. Pica and A. Rago, “Technicolor on the Lattice,” [arXiv:0909.3178 [hep-lat]].

 M. Caselle, M. Pepe and A. Rago, “String effects in SU(2) lattice gauge theory,” Nucl. Phys. Proc.Suppl. 129 (2004) 721 [arXiv: hep-lat/0310005].

F. Gliozzi, M. Panero and A. Rago, “Confinement - deconfinement and universal string effects from random percolation,” Nucl. Phys.7 Proc. Suppl. 129 (2004) 736 [arXiv: hep-lat/0309061].

L. Genovese, F. Gliozzi, A. Rago and C. Torrero, “The phase diagram of the three-dimensional Z(2)gauge Higgs system at zero and finite temperature,”Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 119(2003)894[arXiv:hep-lat/0209027].

S. Caracciolo, A. Pelissetto and A. Rago, “High-accuracy two-loop computation of the critical mass for Wilson fermions,” Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 106 (2002) 835 [arXiv: hep-lat/0110068].

F. Gliozzi and A. Rago, “String breaking mechanisms induced by magnetic and electric condensates,”Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 106 (2002) 682 [arXiv: hep-lat/0110064]. 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Cossu G, Lucini B, Pellegrini R & Rago A 2018 'Ergodicity of the LLR method for the Density of States' EPJ Web of Conferences 175, 02005-02005 , DOI PEARL
Rago A 2018 'Lattice QCD on new chips: a community summary' EPJ Web of Conferences 175, 01021-01021 , DOI PEARL
Bennett E, Lucini B, Del Debbio L, Jordan K, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2016 'BSMBench: A flexible and scalable HPC benchmark from beyond the standard model physics' 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS) , DOI PEARL
Langfeld K, Lucini B, Pellegrini R & Rago A 2016 'An efficient algorithm for numerical computations of continuous densities of states' The European Physical Journal C 76, (6) , DOI PEARL
Del Debbio L, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2016 'Large volumes and spectroscopy of walking theories' Physical Review D 93, (5) , DOI PEARL
Capponi F, Rago A, Del Debbio L, Ehret S, Pellegrini R & Portelli A 2016 'Renormalisation of the scalar energy-momentum tensor with the Wilson flow' Proceedings of Science Part F128557, PEARL
Langfeld K, Lucini B, Rago A, Pellegrini R & Bongiovanni L 2015 'The density of states approach for the simulation of finite density quantum field theories' Journal of Physics: Conference Series 631, 012063-012063 , DOI PEARL
Gliozzi F, Liendo P, Meineri M & Rago A 2015 'Boundary and interface CFTs from the conformal bootstrap' Journal of High Energy Physics 2015, (5) , DOI PEARL
Lucini B, Mcneile C & Rago A 2015 'Investigating some technical improvements to glueball calculations' Proceedings of Science 14-18-July-2015, PEARL
Capponi F, Rago A, Del Debbio L, Ehret S & Pellegrini R 2015 'Renormalisation of the energy-momentum tensor in scalar field theory using the Wilson flow' Proceedings of Science 14-18-July-2015, PEARL
Pellegrini R, Bongiovanni L, Langfeld K, Lucini B & Rago A 2015 'The density of states approach at finite chemical potential: A numerical study of the Bose gas' Proceedings of Science 14-18-July-2015, PEARL
Gliozzi F & Rago A 2014 'Critical exponents of the 3d Ising and related models from conformal bootstrap' JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (10) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Pellegrini R, Langfeld K, Lucini B & Rago A 2014 'The density of states from first principles'
Langfeld K, Pawlowski J, Lucini B, Rago A & Pellegrini R 2014 'Towards a density of states approach for dense matter systems' PoS LATTICE2013, 198-198
Lucini B, Patella A, Rago A & Rinaldi E 2013 'Infrared conformality and bulk critical points: SU(2) with heavy adjoint quarks' JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (11) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Debbio LD, Patella A & Rago A 2013 'Space-time symmetries and the Yang-Mills gradient flow' Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Del Debbio L, Lucini B, Pica C, Patella A, Rago A & Roman S 2013 'Large-volume results in SU(2) with adjoint fermions' Proceedings of Science 29-July-2013, PEARL
Rinaldi E, Lacagnina G, Lucini B, Patella A & Rago A 2012 'Scaling properties of SU(2) gauge theory with mixed fundamental-adjoint action' PoS(Lattice 2012)252 Author Site
Gregory E, Irving A, Lucini B, McNeile C, Rago A, Richards C & Rinaldi E 2012 'Towards the glueball spectrum from unquenched lattice QCD' JHEP 10, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Langfeld K, Lucini B & Rago A 2012 'The density of states in gauge theories' Phys.Rev.Lett. 109, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Langfeld K, Lucini B & Rago A 2012 'The density of states in gauge theories' Physical Review Letters 109, (11)
Lucini B, Rago A & Rinaldi E 2012 'SU(N_c) gauge theories at deconfinement' Phys. Lett. B 712, 279-283 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Knechtli F, Luz M & Rago A 2012 'On the phase structure of five-dimensional SU(2) gauge theories with anisotropic couplings' Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Debbio LD, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2011 'Finite volume effects in SU(2) with two adjoint fermions' arXiv Author Site
Knechtli F & Rago A 2011 'Dimensional reduction from five-dimensional gauge theories' arXiv Author Site
Debbio LD, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2010 'Confining vs. conformal scenario for SU(2) with adjoint fermions. Gluonic observables' PoS Lattice 2010, 068-068 Author Site
Kerrane E, Debbio LD, Pica C, Rago A, Patella A, Lucini B, Bursa F, Pickup T & Henty D 2010 'Improved Spectroscopy of Minimal Walking Technicolor' PoS LAT 2010, 058-058 Author Site
Knechtli F, Irges N & Rago A 2010 'Dimensional reduction and confinement from five dimensions' PoS Lattice 2010, 059-059 Author Site
Lucini B, Moraitis G, Patella A & Rago A 2010 'Orientifold Planar Equivalence: The Quenched Meson Spectrum' PoS Lattice 2010, 063-063 Author Site
Lucini B, Rago A & Rinaldi E 2010 'The glueball spectrum at large N' PoS(Lattice 2010)284 Author Site
Lucini B, Rago A & Rinaldi E 2010 'Glueball masses in the large N limit' Journal of High Energy Physics 2010, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Debbio LD, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2010 'Infrared dynamics of Minimal Walking Technicolor' Physical Review D 82, (1) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Debbio LD, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2010 'Mesonic spectroscopy of Minimal Walking Technicolor' Physical Review D 82, (1) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Nunez C, Piai M & Rago A 2010 'Wilson Loops in string duals of Walking and Flavored Systems' Physical Review D 81, (8) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Debbio LD, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2009 'Conformal vs confining scenario in SU(2) with adjoint fermions' Physical Review D 80, (7) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Debbio LD, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2009 'Conformal vs confining scenario in SU(2) with adjoint fermions' Phys.Rev.D80:074507,2009 80, (7) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Debbio LD, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2009 'Conformal vs confining scenario in SU(2) with adjoint fermions' Phys.Rev.D80:074507,2009 80, (7) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Pica C, Debbio LD, Lucini B, Patella A & Rago A 2009 'Technicolor on the Lattice' arXiv:0909.3178 [hep-lat] (or arXiv:0909.3178v1 [hep-lat] for this version) Author Site
Gliozzi F, Lottini S, Panero M & Rago A 2005 'Random percolation as a gauge theory' Nucl.Phys.B 719, 255-274 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Gliozzi F & Rago A 2005 'Overlap of the Wilson loop with the broken-string state' Nucl.Phys. B 714, 91-102 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Caselle M, Pepe M & Rago A 2004 'Static quark potential and effective string corrections in the (2+ 1)-d SU(2) Yang-Mills theory' Journal of High Energy Physics 8, (10) 79-103
Grinza P & Rago A 2004 'Finite temperature results on the 2d Ising model with mixed perturbation' Published in J. Phys. A 37, L4701-L4708 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Caselle M, Pepe M & Rago A 2003 'String effects in SU(2) lattice gauge theory' arXiv:hep-lat/0310005 (or arXiv:hep-lat/0310005v1 for this version) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Gliozzi F, Panero M & Rago A 2003 'Confinement-deconfinement and universal string effects from random percolation' arXiv Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Grinza P & Rago A 2003 'Study of the 2d Ising Model with mixed perturbation' Nucl.Phys.B 651, 387-412 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Lucini B, Moraitis G, Patella A & Rago A 0 'A numerical investigation of orientifold planar equivalence for quenched mesons' Phys.Rev.D 82, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Caselle M, Grinza P & Rago A 0 'Amplitude ratios for the mass spectrum of the 2d Ising model in the high-T, H \neq 0 phase' J.Stat.Mech. 0410, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Bursa F, Debbio LD, Henty D, Kerrane E, Lucini B, Patella A, Pica C, Pickup T & Rago A 0 'Improved Lattice Spectroscopy of Minimal Walking Technicolor' Phys.Rev.D 84, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Gliozzi F & Rago A 0 'Monopole clusters, center vortices, and confinement in aZ2gauge-Higgs system' Physical Review D 66, (7) , DOI
Capponi F, Debbio LD, Patella A & Rago A 0 'Renormalization constants of the lattice energy momentum tensor using the gradient flow' Author Site PEARL
Caselle M, Pepe M & Rago A 0 'Static quark potential and effective string corrections in the (2+1)-d SU(2) Yang-Mills theory' JHEP 0410, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Lucini B, Francesconi O, Holzmann M & Rago A 0 'The density of states approach to the sign problem' Author Site PEARL
Chakrabarti D, Hands S & Rago A 0 'Topological Aspects of Fermions on a Honeycomb Lattice' JHEP 0906, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Caracciolo S, Pelissetto A & Rago A 0 'Two-loop critical mass for Wilson fermions' Phys.Rev. D 64, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Conference Papers
Bennett E, Lucini B, Del Debbi L, Jordan K, Patella A, Pica C & Rago A 2016 'BSMBench: A Flexible and Scalable HPC Benchmark from Beyond the Standard Model Physics' 834-839 PEARL
Pellegrini R, Lucini B, Rago A & Vadacchino D 2016 'Computing the density of states with the global Hybrid Monte Carlo' PEARL
Patella A, Del Debbio L & Rago A 2013 'Poincaré symmetries and the yang-mills gradient flow'
Pica C, Del Debbio L, Lucini B, Patella A & Rago A 2010 'Confining vs. Conformal scenario for SU(2) with 2 adjoint fermions. Mesonic spectrum'
Gliozzi F, Panero M & Rago A 2004 'Confinement-deconfinement and universal string effects from random percolation' 736-738 , DOI
Caselle M, Pepe M & Rago A 2004 'String effects in SU(2) lattice gauge theory' 721-723 , DOI
Genovese L, Gliozzi F, Rago A & Torrero C 2003 'The phase diagram of the three-dimensionalZ2 gauge Higgs system at zero and finite temperature' Elsevier BV 894-899 , DOI
Caracciolo S, Pelissetto A & Rago A 2002 'High-accuracy two-loop computation of the critical mass for Wilson fermions' 835-837
Gliozzi F & Rago A 2002 'String breaking mechanisms induced by magnetic and electric condensates' 682-684

Reports & invited lectures

A selection of the talks and invited lectures I gave  in the last few years

(July 2014) Geneve CERN Conceptual advances in lattice gauge theory (LGT14) “Renormalization of the energy-momentum tensor with the Wilson flow”

(May 2014) Southampton “Critical exponents for the 3d Ising model from conformalbootstrap”

(Sept 2013) Plymouth GRAPHENE Theory Meets Experiments “Lattice and Graphene”Glasgow UKQCD Meeting “Could the Higgs be a composite particle? Investigation on the lattice of a BSM extension.” 

(Sept 2012) Swansea Strong and Electroweak Matter “Non perturbative Investigationof conformality in SU(2) with two adjoint fermions.”