Dr Vincent Drach
Profiles

Dr Vincent Drach

Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

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

Role

Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

Qualifications

2016-Present Plymouth University, Lecturer

2015-2016 CERN, Switzerland, Research Fellow

2013-2015 CP3-Origins, Denmark, Postdoc

2010-2013 DESY-Zeuthen, Germany , Postdoc

2007-2010 Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (LPSC), France, PhD Student

Teaching interests

My Courses:


MATH2607: Mathematical Programming - ( Introduction to parallel programming )
PHYS051: A foundation year course in basic phycics
MATH3511 :  Electrodynamics and Relativity 

Research interests

My research interests  cover different topics in the contest of lattice gauge theories:
• Phenomenology of Strongly interacting theories beyond the Standard Model 
• Calculation of observables relevant to discover new physics in QCD and beyond

• Disconnected contribution
• Numerical simulations

I am a member of the  Centre for Mathematical Science (CMS)

at Plymouth University.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Bussone A, Della Morte M, Drach V & Pica C 2018 'Tuning the hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm using molecular dynamics forces’ variances' Computer Physics Communications , DOI PEARL
Drach V, Janowski T & Pica C 2018 'Update on SU(2) gauge theory with NF = 2 fundamental flavours' EPJ Web of Conferences 175, 08020-08020 , DOI PEARL
Hansen M, Drach V & Pica C 2017 'SU(3) sextet model with Wilson fermions' Physical Review D 96, (3) , DOI PEARL
Rantaharju J, Drach V, Pica C & Sannino F 2017 'Nambu–Jona-Lasinio model with Wilson fermions' Physical Review D 95, (1) , DOI PEARL
Pica C, Drach V, Hansen M & Sannino F 2017 'Composite Higgs Dynamics on the Lattice' EPJ Web of Conferences 137, 10005-10005 , DOI PEARL
Rantaharju J, Drach V, Pica C & Sannino F 2016 'Adjoint SU(2) with Four Fermion Interactions' Proceedings of 34th annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory — PoS(LATTICE2016) , DOI PEARL
Janowski T, Drach V & Pica C 2016 'Rho meson decay width in SU(2) gauge theories with 2 fundamental flavours' Proceedings of 34th annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory — PoS(LATTICE2016) , DOI PEARL
Arthur R, Drach V, Hansen M, Hietanen A, Pica C & Sannino F 2016 'SU(2) gauge theory with two fundamental flavors: A minimal template for model building' Physical Review D 94, (9) , DOI PEARL
Codello A, Drach V & Hietanen A 2015 'Approximating the Ising model on fractal lattices of dimension less than two' Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2015, (11) P11008-P11008 , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Cichy K, Drach V, Garcia-Ramos E, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Steffens F & Wiese C 2015 'Lattice calculation of parton distributions' Physical Review D 92, (1) , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G & Vaquero A 2015 'First moment of the flavour octet nucleon parton distribution function using lattice QCD' JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (6) Author Site , DOI
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G & Vaquero A 2015 'First moment of the flavour octet nucleon parton distribution function using lattice QCD' Journal of High Energy Physics 2015, (6) , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G & Vaquero A 2015 'Strangeness of the nucleon from lattice QCD' Physical Review D 91, (9) , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Drach V, Jansen K, Kallidonis C & Koutsou G 2014 'Baryon spectrum withNf=2+1+1twisted mass fermions' Physical Review D 90, (7) , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G, Strelchenko A & Vaquero A 2014 'Evaluation of disconnected quark loops for hadron structure using GPUs' Computer Physics Communications 185, (5) 1370-1382 , DOI PEARL
Abdel-Rehim A, Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G & Vaquero A 2014 'Disconnected quark loop contributions to nucleon observables in lattice QCD' Physical Review D 89, (3) , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Jansen K, Hadjiyiannakou K & Renner DB 2014 'A stochastic method for computing hadronic matrix elements' The European Physical Journal C 74, (1) , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Jansen K, Kallidonis C & Koutsou G 2013 'Nucleon form factors and moments of generalized parton distributions usingNf=2+1+1twisted mass fermions' Physical Review D 88, (1) , DOI PEARL
Cichy K, Drach V, García-Ramos E, Herdoíza G & Jansen K 2013 'Overlap valence quarks on a twisted mass sea: A case study for mixed action lattice QCD' Nuclear Physics B 869, (2) 131-163 , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Carbonell J, Christaras D, Drach V, Gravina M & Papinutto M 2012 'Strange and charm baryon masses with two flavors of dynamical twisted mass fermions' Physical Review D 86, (11) , DOI PEARL
Dinter S, Drach V, Frezzotti R, Herdoiza G, Jansen K & Rossi G 2012 'Sigma terms and strangeness content of the nucleon with N f  = 2 + 1 + 1 twisted mass fermions' Journal of High Energy Physics 2012, (8) , DOI PEARL
Dinter S, Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Jansen K & Renner DB 2011 'Precision study of excited state effects in nucleon matrix elements' Physics Letters B 704, (1-2) 89-93 , DOI PEARL
Baron R, Boucaud P, Carbonell J, Drach V, Farchioni F, Herdoiza G, Jansen K, Michael C, Montvay I & Pallante E 2011 'Computing K and D meson masses with twisted mass lattice QCD' Computer Physics Communications 182, (2) 299-316 , DOI PEARL
Carbonell J, Drach V & Papinutto M 2010 'From strange to charmed baryons using two-flavour QCD' Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 207-208, 367-370 , DOI
Baron R, Boucaud P, Carbonell J, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G, Jansen C & McNeile C 2010 'Light hadrons from lattice QCD with light (u, d), strange and charm dynamical quarks' Journal of High Energy Physics 111, (n/a) , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Baron R, Carbonell J, Drach V, Guichon P, Jansen K, Korzec T & Pène O 2009 'Low-lying baryon spectrum with two dynamical twisted mass fermions' Physical Review D 80, (11) , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Baron R, Blossier B, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Dimopoulos P, Drach V, Farchioni F, Frezzotti R & Guichon P 2008 'Light baryon masses with dynamical twisted mass fermions' Physical Review D 78, (1) , DOI PEARL
Arthur R, Drach V, Hietanen A, Pica C & Sannino F 0 '$SU(2)$ Gauge Theory with Two Fundamental Flavours: Scalar and Pseudoscalar Spectrum' Author Site PEARL
Janowski T, Drach V & Prelovsek S 0 'Resonance study of SU(2) model with 2 fundamental flavours of fermions' Author Site
Conference Papers
Drach V, Janowski T, Pica C, Rantaharju J & Sannino F 2017 'The scalar sector of $SU(2)$ gauge theory with $N_F=2$ fundamental flavours' 34th annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 24/07/2016 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Bussone A, Della Morte M, Drach V, Hansen M, Hietanen A, Rantaharju J & Pica C 2016 'A simple method to optimize HMC performance' 34th annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 24/07/2016 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Hansen M, Drach V, Hietanen A, Pica C & Sannino F 2016 'Conformal symmetry vs. chiral symmetry breaking in the SU(3) sextet model' The 33rd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/07/2015 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Drach V, Hietanen A, Pica C, Rantaharju J & Sannino F 2016 'Template Composite Dark Matter : SU(2) gauge theory with 2 fundamental flavours' The 33rd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/07/2015 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Rantaharju J, Drach V, Hietanen A, Pica C & Sannino F 2016 'Wilson Fermions with Four Fermion Interactions' The 33rd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/07/2015 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Kallidonis C, Alexandrou C, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K & Koutsou G 2015 'Baryon spectrum with Nf=2+1+1 twisted mass fermions' The 32nd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 23/06/2014 Sissa Medialab , DOI
Hietanen A, Arthur R, Drach V, Hansen M, Lewis R, Pica C & Sannino F 2015 'Composite (Goldstone) Higgs Dynamics on the Lattice: Spectrum of SU(2) Gauge Theory with two Fundamental Fermions' The 32nd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 23/06/2014 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Wiese C, Alexandrou C, Cichy K, Drach V, Garcia-Ramos E, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K & Steffens F 2015 'News from hadron structure calculations with twisted mass fermions' The 32nd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 23/06/2014 Sissa Medialab , DOI
Vaquero Avilés-Casco A, Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K & Koutsou G 2015 'Results on the disconnected contributions for hadron structure' The 32nd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 23/06/2014 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Drach V, Arthur R, Hietanen A, Pica C, Sannino F, Hietanen A, Pica C & Hansen M 2015 'Scattering lengths in SU(2) Gauge Theory with two Fundamental Fermions' The 32nd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 23/06/2014 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Vaquero Avilés-Casco A, Alexandrou C, Drach V, Jansen K & Koutsou G 2014 'Computation of disconnected contributions to nucleon observables' 31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory LATTICE 2013 29/07/2013 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Wiese C, Alexandrou C, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K & Kostrzewa B 2014 'Looking at the gluon moment of the nucleon with dynamical twisted mass fermions' 31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory LATTICE 2013 29/07/2013 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Jansen K, Kallidonis C & Koutsou G 2014 'Nucleon structure with twisted mass fermions' 31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory LATTICE 2013 29/07/2013 Sissa Medialab , DOI
Drach V, Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G, Strelchenko A & Vaquero A 2014 'The quark contents of the nucleon and their implication for dark matter search' 31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory LATTICE 2013 29/07/2013 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Cichy K, Drach V, Garcia-Ramos E, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Steffens F & Wiese C 2014 'First results with twisted mass fermions towards the computation of parton distribution functions on the lattice' PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Jansen K, Kallidonis C & Koutsou G 2013 'Nucleon generalized form factors with twisted mass fermions' PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Kallidonis C, Koutsou G, Leontiou T & Vaquero A 2013 'Nucleon structure using lattice QCD' 111-120 , DOI PEARL
Vaquero Avilés-Casco A, Alexandrou C, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G & Strelchenko A 2012 'Disconnected contributions from GPU's' The 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 24/06/2012 Sissa Medialab , DOI
Ottnad K, Michael C, Urbach C, Zimmerman F, Cichy K, Drach V, Garcia-Ramos E & Jansen K 2012 'Properties of Pseudoscalar Flavor- Singlet Mesons from 2+1+1 Twisted Mass Lattice QCD' The 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 24/06/2012 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Drach V, Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G, Vaquero A & Strelchenko A 2012 'Sigma terms and strangeness content of the nucleon with Nf=2+1+1 twisted mass fermions' The 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 24/06/2012 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Dinter S, Drach V & Jansen K 2012 'Strangeness of the nucleon from lattice QCD'
Drach V, Jansen K & Dinter S 2012 'Nucleon scalar matrix elements with N_f=2+1+1 twisted mass fermions' XXIX International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 10/07/2011 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Garcia-Ramos E, Cichy K, Drach V & Jansen K 2012 'Topological susceptibility and chiral condensate with $N_f=2+1+1$ dynamical flavors of maximally twisted mass fermions' XXIX International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 10/07/2011 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G, Strelchenko A & Vaquero A 2012 'Evaluation of disconnected contributions using GPUs' PEARL
DINTER S, DRACH V & JANSEN K 2011 'DARK MATTER SEARCH AND THE SCALAR QUARK CONTENTS OF THE NUCLEON' World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt 110-117 , DOI PEARL
Wagner M 2011 'Kaon and D meson masses with N_f = 2+1+1 twisted mass lattice QCD' The XXVIII International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/06/2010 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Reker S, Baron R, Blossier B, Boucaud P, Carbonell J, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V & Herdoiza G 2011 'Light hadrons from Nf=2+1+1 dynamical twisted mass fermions' The XXVIII International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/06/2010 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Drach V, Jansen K, Papinutto M, Carbonell J & Alexandrou C 2011 'Low lying baryon spectrum with Nf=2+1+1 dynamical twisted quarks' The XXVIII International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/06/2010 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Jansen K, Leontiou T & Renner DB 2011 'Excited state effects in nucleon matrix element calculations' PEARL
Reker S, Baron R, Blossier B, Boucaud P, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G & Jansen K 2010 'First results of ETMC simulations with Nf=2+1+1 twisted mass fermions' The XXVII International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 26/07/2009 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Dinter S, Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Jansen K & Renner D 2010 'Nucleon matrix elements with N<inf>f</inf> = 2 + 1 + 1 maximally twisted fermions' PEARL
Cichy K, Drach V, Garcia-Ramos E, Herdoiza G & Jansen K 2010 'Overlap valence quarks on a twisted mass sea' PEARL
Papinutto M, Carbonell J, Drach V & Alexandrou C 2010 'Strange and charmed baryons using N<inf>f</inf> = 2 twisted mass QCD' PEARL
Baron R, Guichon P, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Drach V, Harraud P-A, Liu Z, Pene O, Morenas V & Alexandrou C 2009 'Nucleon axial coupling constant with Nf = 2 twisted mass fermions and other 3 point functions' The XXVI International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/07/2008 Sissa Medialab , DOI
Drach V 2009 'Partially quenched study of strange baryon with Nf = 2 twisted mass fermions' The XXVI International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/07/2008 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Reker S, Baron R, Boucaud P, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G, Jansen K & Montvay I 2009 'Status of ETMC simulations with Nf=2+1+1 twisted mass fermions' The XXVI International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 14/07/2008 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C 2008 'Baryon masses with dynamical twisted mass fermions' The XXV International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory 30/07/2007 Sissa Medialab , DOI PEARL
Alexandrou C, Korzec T, Koutsou G, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Drach V, Harraud PA & Baron R 2008 'Nucleon form factors with dynamical twisted mass fermions' PEARL
Baron R, Guichon P, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Drach V, Harraud PA, Liu Z, Pène O, Morenas V & Alexandrou C 2008 'The nucleon axial charge and lowest moment (x) with Nf = 2 dynamical twisted mass fermions'
Alexandrou C, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Kallidonis C & Koutsou G 0 'Baryon spectrum using Nf=2+1+1 ensembles of twisted mass fermions' PEARL