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 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
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 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 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 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 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, et. al 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