[local physicists] Reminder : Colloquium Announcement 10/22/2013 (Dr. Bob Wiringa)

Malin, Delicia M. dmalin at odu.edu
Tue Oct 22 08:34:40 EDT 2013

Old Dominion University
Department of Physics

Fall Colloquium Series

Tuesday October 22, 2013

"Nuclear Quantum Monte Carlo"

Dr. Bob Wiringa
Argonne National Lab

Ab-initio calculations of the structure of light nuclei, starting from "bare" two-nucleon interactions that fit NN scattering data, have become feasible over the last two decades using quantum Monte Carlo methods. Three-nucleon interactions and two-body electroweak current operators are important additional inputs. Present variational and Green's function Monte Carlo methods allow us to study nuclei up to A=12 with unprecedented accuracy. Properties we can evaluate include binding and excitation energies and the relative stability of neighboring nuclei. We can also study fine details like charge-independence-breaking and isospin-mixing, one- and two-nucleon densities in configuration and momentum space, electromagnetic moments and electroweak transitions, and nucleon-nucleus scattering. Overall, we have made great progress in understanding how complicated aspects of nuclear structure arise from the pairwise interactions between individual nucleons.

Presentation: OCNPS 200 @ 3:00 pm
Refreshments: Atrium @ 2:30 pm
More details at http://sci.odu.edu/physics/
All are Welcome!

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