Seminar Details

Ab Initio Theory of Nuclear Shell and Collective Motion in Light Nuclei and Neutron Drops

James Vary, Iowa State University
Wednesday, October 9, 4:10 PM - Nuclear Science Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall

The "ab initio" approach to nuclear structure, in which one solves the nuclear many-body problem with interactions based on Chiral Effective Field theory (or with other interactions that fit the nucleon-nucleon phase shifts) is emerging as a validated and predictive theory. With snapshots of recent theoretical and computational advances as background, I will present recent results in light nuclei and neutron drops confined in a trap. Neutron drop solutions help guide developments of next-generation Energy Density Functionals. Both shell structure and collective motion are evident in these results.