The topic of Lattice QCD or Lattice gauge theory or even Lattice field theory is quite old now. And the main reason for the interest in the topic is the ability to calculate nonperturbative stuff on a computer.
It seems that to do research with lattice you need an access to some supercomputer. But now everyone can afford something that is as powerful as supercomputers 20 years ago. Maybe it possible to redo some of the results of that time?
Is there any project that is:
- Relatively simple.
- Allows to calculate some real-world quantity (like mass of the proton).
- Can be done with an average home computer.