Near-conformal dynamics in SU(3) $N_f = 8$ gauge theory
We present details of ongoing calculations of the low energy properties (spectrum, decay constants, elastic scattering) of SU(3) $N_f = 8$ gauge theory, as performed by the Lattice Strong Dynamics (LSD) collaboration. We will discuss systematic effects such as staggered fermion flavor breaking and finite volume corrections. We will also discuss the challenges of approaching the chiral limit in a theory with strongly-coupled, near conformal dynamics.
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Physics Beyond the Standard Model