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Perspectives on the Origins of Nuclear Structure

ECT* Colloquium
James Vary (Iowa State University)
12 Jun 2013 - 14:00
ECT* Conference room

The "ab initio" approach to nuclear structure, in which one solves the nuclear many-body problem with interactions based on Chiral Effective Field theory, is emerging as a validated and predictive theory. With the background of snapshots of recent advances, I will present some of the challenges remaining to achieve several long-sought goals on microscopic nuclear theory. I will also present perspectives of the role of supercomputer simulations in reaching these goals.