The no core shell model in an effective field theory framework

Bruce R. Barrett

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One of the outstanding problems in nuclear-structure theory is the construction of two-body (and higher-body) effective interactions in a model (or basis) space. In this presentation we discuss a recently developed approach to this problem, where one starts with an effective field theory (EFT), which contains only nucleonic fields and is formulated directly in a No-Core-Shell-Model (NCSM) space. Such an approach helps us to understand the gross features of nuclear systems from a QCD perspective. It also leads to a new method for the construction of effective interactions suitable for NCSM calculations. We then present applications to light nuclei within the pionless EFT and obtain reasonable results. Finally, we discuss future applications and extensions, such as testing the limits of the pionless EFT and extending the formalism to the pionfull EFT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012013
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventHorizons of Innovative Theories, Experiments, and Supercomputing in Nuclear Physics, HITES 2012 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2012Jun 7 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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