- Conference date: 28 March-3 April 2004
- Location: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
We present a numerical study of the running coupling constant in four‐dimensional pure‐ SU (2) lattice gauge theory. The running coupling is evaluated by fitting data for the gluon and ghost propagators in minimal Landau gauge. Following Refs. [1, 2], the fitting formulae are obtained by a simultaneous integration of the β function and of a function coinciding with the anomalous dimension of the propagator in the momentum subtraction scheme. We consider these formulae at three and four loops. The fitting method works well, especially for the ghost case, for which statistical error and hyper‐cubic effects are very small. Our present result for Λ MS is MeV, where the error is purely systematic. We are currently extending this analysis to five loops in order to reduce this systematic error.
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