Multigrid monte carlo method for lattice field theories

Jonathan Goodman, Alan D. Sokal

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We propose a stochastic generalization of the multigrid method, which reduces critical slowing down in Monte Carlo computations of lattice field theories. For free fields, critical slowing down is completely eliminated. For a 4 model, numerical experiments show a factor of 10 reduction, over a standard heat-bath algorithm, in the work needed to get a given accuracy (error-bar size).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1015-1018
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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