Dr Vincent Drach
Profiles

Dr Vincent Drach

Lecturer in Theorectical Physics

School of Computing, Electronics 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
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
Rantaharju J, Drach V, Pica C & Sannino F 2016 'Adjoint SU(2) with four fermion interactions' Proceedings of Science Part F128557, PEARL
Janowski T, Drach V & Pica C 2016 'Rho meson decay width in SU(2) gauge theories with 2 fundamental flavours' Proceedings of Science Part F128557, 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 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 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 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
Conference Papers
Bussone A, Della Morte M, Drach V, Hansen M, Hietanen A, Rantaharju J & Pica C 2016 'A simple method to optimize HMC performance' PEARL
Drach V, Janowski T, Pica C, Rantaharju J & Sannino F 2016 'The scalar sector of SU(2) gauge theory with N<inf>F</inf> = 2 fundamental flavours' PEARL
Drach V, Hansen M, Hietanen A, Pica C & Sannino F 2015 'Conformal symmetry vs. Chiral symmetry breaking in the SU(3) sextet model' PEARL
Drach V, Hietanen A, Pica C, Rantaharju J & Sannino F 2015 'Template composite dark matter : SU(2) gauge theory with 2 fundamental flavours' PEARL
Rantaharju J, Drach V, Hietanen A, Pica C & Sannino F 2015 'Wilson fermions with four fermion interactions' PEARL
Alexandrou C, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Kallidonis C & Koutsou G 2014 'Baryon spectrum with Nf=2+1+1 twisted mass fermions'
Arthur R, Drach V, Hansen M, Hietanen A, Lewis R, Pica C & Sannino F 2014 'Composite (Goldstone) Higgs dynamics on the lattice: Spectrum of SU(2) gauge theory with two fundamental fermions' 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, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G & Vaquero A 2014 'Results on the disconnected contributions for hadron structure' PEARL
Arthur R, Drach V, Hansen M, Hietanen A, Pica C & Sannino F 2014 'Scattering lengths in SU (2) gauge theory with two fundamental fermions' PEARL
Alexandrou C, Drach V, Jansen K, Koutsou G & Avilés-Casco AV 2013 'Computation of disconnected contributions to nucleon observables' PEARL
Alexandrou C, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Kostrzewa B & Wiese C 2013 'Looking at the gluon moment of the nucleon with dynamical twisted mass fermions' 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
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G, Strelchenko A & Vaquero A 2013 'The quark contents of the nucleon and their implication for dark matter search' PEARL
Dinter S, Drach V & Jansen K 2012 'Strangeness of the nucleon from lattice QCD'
Alexandrou C, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G, Strelchenko A & Vaquero A 2012 'Evaluation of disconnected contributions using GPUs' PEARL
Cichy K, Drach V, Jansen K, Garcia-Ramos E, Michael C, Ottnad K, Urbach C & Zimmermann F 2012 'Properties of pseudoscalar flavour-singlet mesons from N<inf>f</inf>= 2+1+1 twisted mass lattice QCD' PEARL
Alexandroua C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Hadjiyiannakou K, Jansen K, Koutsou G, Strelchenko A & Vaquero A 2012 'Sigma terms and strangeness content of the nucleon with N f = 2+1+1 twisted mass fermions' PEARL
DINTER SIMON, DRACH VINCENT & JANSEN KARL 2011 'DARK MATTER SEARCH AND THE SCALAR QUARK CONTENTS OF THE NUCLEON' World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt 110-117 , 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
Dinter S, Drach V & Jansen K 2011 'Nucleon scalar matrix elements with N<inf>f</inf> = 2+1+1 twisted mass fermions' PEARL
Cichy K, Drach V, Garcia-Ramos E & Jansen K 2011 'Topological susceptibility and chiral condensate with N<inf>f</inf> = 2 + 1 + 1 dynamical flavors of maximally twisted mass fermions' PEARL
Baron R, Boucaud P, Carbonell J, Drach V, Farchioni F, Herdoiza G, Jansen K, Michael C, Montvay I 2010 'Kaon and D meson masses with N <inf>f</inf> = 2 + 1 + 1 twisted mass lattice QCD' PEARL
Baron R, Blossier B, Boucaud P, Carbonell J, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G 2010 'Light hadrons from N<inf>f</inf> = 2 + 1 + 1 dynamical twisted mass fermions' PEARL
Drach V, Jansen K, Carbonell J, Papinutto M & Alexandrou C 2010 'Low lying baryon spectrum with N<inf>f</inf> = 2+1+1 dynamical twisted quarks' 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, Blossier B, Boucaud P, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G, Jansen K 2009 'First results of ETMC simulations with Nf = 2+1+1 maximally twisted mass fermions' 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
Drach V, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Liu Z, Baron R, Guichon P, Pène O, Alexandrou C, Korzec T 2008 'Partially quenched study of strange baryon with Nf = 2 twisted mass fermions' PEARL
Baron R, Boucaud P, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G, Jansen K, Montvay I 2008 'Status of ETMC simulations with N<inf>f</inf> = 2 + 1 + 1 twisted mass fermions' PEARL
Baron R, Guichon P, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Drach V, Harraud PA, Liu Z, Pène O, Morenas V, et. al 2008 'The nucleon axial charge and lowest moment (x) with Nf = 2 dynamical twisted mass fermions'
Alexandrou C, Korzec T, Koutsou G, Baron R, Guichon P, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Drach V, Liu Z 2007 'Baryon masses with dynamical twisted mass fermions' PEARL
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