Progress in Ab Initio Techniques in Nuclear Physics

February 23-26, 2016

TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Program (pdf)

Talks will be held in the TRIUMF Auditorium

Tuesday, February 23

09:00-09:15 J. Dilling, Associated Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences, Welcome
Chair: P. Navratil
09:15-09:45 K. Hebeler, Calculation of semi-local 3N interactions and first few-body results up to N3LO
09:45-10:15 A. Gasparyan, Towards a unified precision theory of chiral nuclear forces and pion-nucleon dynamics
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:15 A. Ekstrom, Ab initio nuclear physics with chiral EFT
11:15-11:45 M. Piarulli, Chiral Potentials and Light-Nuclei Structure
11:45-12:15 S. Koenig, Deuteron electrodisintegration with unitarily evolved potentials

12:15-14:00 Lunch

Chair: D. Lee
14:00-14:30 G. Hupin, Nuclear structure and reactions from chiral interactions
14:30-15:00 N. Nevo Dinur, Understanding the proton radius puzzle: the role of nuclear structure corrections
15:00-15:30 S. Pastore, Electroweak properties of light nuclei
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Poster Jamboree (7+3 min each)
H. DeLeon, Low energy electroweak interaction processes in A=2, 3 nuclei in pionless EFT
J. Hernandez, Two-body currents in nuclei
D. Saaf, Two-body transition densities in NCSM: Microscopic description of core-swelling in 6He
16:30-17:00 I. Tews: Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of neutron matter with local chiral three-body forces

Wednesday, February 24

Chair: R. Roth
09:00-09:30 G. Hagen, Recent advances in coupled-cluster computations of nuclei
09:30-10:00 H. Hergert, New Extensions of the In-Medium Similarity Renormalization Group
10:00-10:30 V. Soma, Green's function studies from oxygen to nickel
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Poster Jamboree (7+3 min each)
K. Vobig, Medium-Mass Nuclei from Improved Chiral Interactions
R. Trippel, Correlated Random-Phase Approximation from Coupled Cluster and In-Medium SRG
T. Miyagi, Applications of the unitary-model-operator approach to the closed sub-shell nuclei
11:30-12:00 E. Gebrerufael, Ab Initio Spectroscopy of Open-Shell Medium-Mass Nuclei: Merging NCSM and In-Medium SRG

12:00-14:00 Lunch

Chair: G. Hagen
14:00-14:30 J. Dohet-Eraly, Electromagnetic transitions in the NCSMC
14:30-15:00 D. Lee, Nuclear binding near a quantum phase transition
15:00-15:30 B. Barrett, Fluorine isotope systematics: ab initio vs phenomenological analyses
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Poster Jamboree (7+3 min each)
C. Stumpf, Towards Multi-Shell Valence Spaces
M. Miorelli, Electric dipole polarizability for medium-heavy nuclei
T. Xu, Coulomb sum rule from coupled-cluster theory
16:30-17:00 D. Gazit, Precision predictions of pionless EFT and fine tuning in chiral EFT

Thursday, February 25

Chair: A. Calci
09:00-09:30 C. Romero-Redondo, Ab initio NCSMC for three-cluster dynamics
09:30-10:00 M. Caprio, Natural orbitals for ab initio calculations
10:00-10:30 T. Abe, No-core MCSM calculations in light nuclei
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Poster Jamboree (7+3 min each)
A. Tichai, Multiconfigurational Many-Body Perturbation Theory for Ab-Initio Nuclear Structure
S. Schulz, Initial Four-Body Forces in Many-Body Calculations
C. Coutts, Suppressing induced many-body forces by designed SRG generators
11:30-12:00 J. Vary, Effective Operators for the No Core Shell Model

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 TRIUMF COLLOQUIUM T. Papenbrock, Recent Advances in Nuclear Theory

Chair: C. Johnson
15:30-16:00 J. Lynn, Chiral Three-Nucleon Interactions in Light Nuclei, Neutron-Alpha Scattering, and Neutron Matter
16:00-16:30 Poster Jamboree (7+3 min each)
R. Baker, First ab initio symplectic-model results for light and medium-mass nuclei
A. Dreyfuss, Better Living Through Symmetry: probing alpha-clustering in Ne-20
A. McCoy, Ab initio multi-irrep symplectic no-core configuration interaction calculations
16:30-18:00 Poster Session

19:00 Workshop Dinner at Mahony & Sons UBC

Friday, February 26

Chair: J. Holt
09:30-10:00 R. Stroberg, The shell model as an ab-initio tool
10:00-10:30 C. Johnson, Spectral distribution theory and the evolution of forces under the similarity renormalization group
10:30-11:00 T. Neff, Two-body densities from NCSM/SRG: What can they tell us?
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 M. Schuster, CCEI in Multiple Shells
12:00-12:30 R. Wirth, Induced Hyperon-Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions and the Hyperon Puzzle
12:30-13:00 S. Gandolfi, The equation of state of neutron matter and the structure of neutron stars

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 TRIUMF experimental facility tour guided by J. Dilling