Driven by high-performance computing and new ideas, in recent years ab initio theory has made great strides in achieving a unified description of nuclear structure, clustering and reactions from the constituent nucleons and their strong and electroweak interactions. This is giving access to forefront tools and new fertile grounds to further our understanding of the nuclear force and electroweak currents in nuclei in terms of effective degrees of freedom. A fundamental understanding of nuclear reaction mechanisms and a new capability to accurately compute their properties is also relevant for nuclear astrophysics, terrestrial applications of nuclear fusion, and for using nuclei as probes of fundamental physics. In this talk, I will present recent highlights and reflect on future perspectives for this area of nuclear theory.
Nuclear Particle Astrophysics (NPA) Seminar: Sofia Quaglioni, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, “Ab initio theory of reactions and exotic nuclei”
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab, 210 Conference Room (WL210)(Location is wheelchair accessible)
272 Whitney AvenueNew Haven, CT 06520
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