Nuclear Theory Seminar
Speaker: Alessandro Lovato, Argonne National Laboratory
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: NSCL/FRIB Lecture Hall 1200
The last decades have witnessed the emergence of the basic model of theoretical nuclear physics. Effective field theories (EFTs) exploit the symmetries of quantum chromo-dynamics to systematically construct nuclear potentials and consistent electroweak currents. They are the main input to “ab-initio” many-body methods, aimed at solving the Schrödinger equation. Among them, Quantum Monte Carlo approaches are known for their accuracy and their capability of dealing with short-range nuclear dynamics.
I will report on recent Quantum Monte Carlo progresses towards a comprehensive description of: nucleon-nucleon scattering, the spectrum and electroweak interactions of light nuclei, and the nucleonic matter equation of state. The impact of these calculations on the long-baseline neutrino-oscillation experimental program is also discussed.