Dr Vincent Drach
Profiles

Dr Vincent Drach

Lecturer in Theorectical Physics

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science & 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
Drach V, Janowski T & Pica C 2018 'Update on SU(2) gauge theory with N<inf>F</inf>= 2 fundamental flavours' EPJ Web of Conferences 175, , DOI PEARL
Hansen M, Drach V & Pica C 2017 'SU(3) sextet model with Wilson fermions' Physical Review D 96, (3) , 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 2017 'Nambu–Jona-Lasinio model with Wilson fermions' Physical Review D 95, (1) , 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
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 with twisted 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
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Jansen K, Kallidonis C & Koutsou G 2013 'Nucleon form factors and moments of generalized parton distributions using twisted mass fermions' Physical Review D 88, (1) , DOI
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bussone A, Morte MD, Drach V & Pica C 0 'Tuning the Hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm using molecular dynamics forces' variances' 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'
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'
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'
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'
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'
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'
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Jansen K, Kallidonis C & Koutsou G 2013 'Nucleon generalized form factors with twisted mass fermions'
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
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'
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 S, DRACH V & JANSEN K 2011 'DARK MATTER SEARCH AND THE SCALAR QUARK CONTENTS OF THE NUCLEON' 110-117 , DOI
Collaboration ETM, Alexandrou C, Korzec T, Koutsou G, Baron R, Guichon P, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Drach V & Liu Z 0 'Baryon masses with 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'
Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Dinter S, Drach V, Jansen K, Leontiou T & Renner DB 0 'Excited State Effects in Nucleon Matrix Element Calculations'
Baron R, Blossier B, Boucaud P, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G, Jansen K & Michael C 0 'First results of ETMC simulations with Nf=2+1+1 maximally twisted mass fermions'
Collaboration ETM, Baron R, Boucaud P, Carbonell J, Drach V, Farchioni F, Herdoiza G, Jansen K, Michael C & Montvay I 0 'Kaon and D meson masses with N_f = 2+1+1 twisted mass lattice QCD'
Baron R, Blossier B, Boucaud P, Carbonell J, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G & Jansen K 0 'Light hadrons from Nf=2+1+1 dynamical twisted mass fermions'
Drach V, Jansen K, Carbonell J, Papinutto M & Alexandrou C 0 'Low lying baryon spectrum with $N_f = 2+1+1$ dynamical twisted quarks'
Alexandrou C, Baron R, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Drach V, Harraud P-A, Korzec T & Koutsou G 0 'Nucleon form factors with dynamical twisted mass fermions'
Dinter S, Alexandrou C, Constantinou M, Drach V, Jansen K & Renner D 0 'Nucleon matrix elements with $N_f=2+1+1$ maximally twisted fermions'
Dinter S, Drach V & Jansen K 0 'Nucleon scalar matrix elements with $N_f=2+1+1$ twisted mass fermions'
Cichy K, Drach V, Garcia-Ramos E, Herdoiza G & Jansen K 0 'Overlap Valence Quarks on a Twisted Mass Sea'
Drach V, Brinet M, Carbonell J, Liu Z, Alexandrou C, Korzec T, Koutsou G, Baron R, Guichon P & Pène O 0 'Partially quenched study of strange baryon with Nf = 2 twisted mass fermions'
Baron R, Boucaud P, Deuzeman A, Drach V, Farchioni F, Gimenez V, Herdoiza G, Jansen K, Montvay I & Palao D 0 'Status of ETMC simulations with Nf=2+1+1 twisted mass fermions' PEARL
Papinutto M, Carbonell J, Drach V & Alexandrou C 0 'Strange and charmed baryons using N_f=2 twisted mass QCD' PEARL
Cichy K, Drach V, Garcia-Ramos E & Jansen K 0 'Topological susceptibility and chiral condensate with $N_f=2+1+1$ dynamical flavors of maximally twisted mass fermions' PEARL