Dr Antonio Rago
Profiles

Dr Antonio Rago

Associate Professor (Reader)

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

  • Room 109, 2 Kirkby Place, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • +44 1752 586316

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]. 

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.”