An advanced course in computational nuclear physics : bridging the scales from quarks to neutron stars / Morten Hjorth-Jensen, Maria Paola Lombardo, Ubirajara van Kolck, editors.
Contributor(s): Hjorth-Jensen, Morten [editor.] | Lombardo, Maria-Paola [editor.] | Kolck, Ubirajara van [editor.]Material type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 936.Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 644 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319533360; 3319533363; 3319533355; 9783319533353; 9783319533377; 3319533371Subject(s): Nuclear physics | Science -- Mathematical Physics | Science -- Astrophysics & Space Science | Science -- Nuclear Physics | Mathematical physics | Astrophysics | Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory) | Atomic & molecular physics | Nuclear physicsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 539.7 LOC classification: QC173Online resources: Click here to access online
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Motivation and overarching aims -- Quantum Chromodynamics -- Lattice quantum chromodynamics. -- General aspects of effective field theories and few-body applications -- Lattice methods and effective field theory -- Lattice methods and the nuclear few- and many-body problem -- Ab initio methods for nuclear structure and reactions: from few to manyNucleons -- Computational Nuclear Physics and Post Hartree-Fock Methods -- Variational and Diffusion Monte Carlo approaches to the nuclear few- and many-body problem -- In-medium SRG approaches to infinite nuclear matter -- Self-consistent Green's function approaches.
This graduate-level text collects and synthesizes a series of ten lectures on the nuclear quantum many-body problem. Starting from our current understanding of the underlying forces, it presents recent advances within the field of lattice quantum chromodynamics before going on to discuss effective field theories, central many-body methods like Monte Carlo methods, coupled cluster theories, the similarity renormalization group approach, Green's function methods and large-scale diagonalization approaches. Algorithmic and computational advances show particular promise for breakthroughs in predictive power, including proper error estimates, a better understanding of the underlying effective degrees of freedom and of the respective forces at play. Enabled by recent improvements in theoretical, experimental and numerical techniques, the state-of-the art applications considered in this volume span the entire range, from our smallest components - quarks and gluons as the mediators of the strong force - to the computation of the equation of state for neutron star matter. The lectures presented provide an in-depth exposition of the underlying theoretical and algorithmic approaches as well details of the numerical implementation of the methods discussed. Several also include links to numerical software and benchmark calculations, which readers can use to develop their own programs for tackling challenging nuclear many-body problems.