15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Microscopic simulations with modern nuclear forces

16 Jun 2014, 15:45
C-304 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) (M2-3) Advances in PP and NP Theory - DTP-PPD-DNP / Progrès en théorie des particules et des noyaux - DPT-PPD-DPN


Alexandros Gezerlis (University of Guelph)


I will first go over the status of modern nuclear theory, especially in connection with first-principles studies of strongly interacting nucleons. After some general points on the underlying theory of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), I will go over the efforts toward connecting QCD with many-nucleon studies (via chiral Effective Field Theory [EFT]). I will then introduce a recent local reformulation of chiral EFT, which makes it possible to use such modern potentials within the framework of Quantum Monte Carlo (an essentially exact type of microscopic simulation method).

Primary author

Alexandros Gezerlis (University of Guelph)

Presentation Materials