Towards New Horizons in Ab Initio Nuclear Structure Theory
Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany
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Published online: 20 March 2014
We present a cross-section of recent advances in ab initio nuclear structure theory, which have changed the horizons of this field. Starting from chiral effective field theory to construct the nuclear Hamiltonian and the similarity renormalization group to further soften it, we address several many-body approaches that have seen major developments over the past few years. We show that the domain of ab initio nuclear structure theory has been pushed well beyond the p-shell and that quantitative QCD-based predictions are becoming possible all the way from the proton to the neutron drip line up into the medium-mass regime.
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