Lecture Notes in Physics

An Advanced Course in Computational Nuclear Physics

Bridging the Scales from Quarks to Neutron Stars

Editors: Hjorth-Jensen, Morten, Lombardo, Maria Paola, van Kolck, Ubirajara (Eds.)

  • Modern, up-to-date and self-contained primer on this fast evolving subject matter
    Edited and authored by leading specialists in the field
    Each course makes a link with actual numerical software 

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Morten Hjorth-Jensen is a professor in theoretical nuclear physics at the University of Oslo since 2001. He shared the University of Oslo Excellence in Teaching Award for 2000, and became a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2007. In 2008, together with collaborators, he received the Oak Ridge National Laboratory award in the category for "Scientific Research" for the development and implementation of coupled-cluster theory for medium mass and neutron-rich nuclei. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Motivation and Overarching Aims

    Hjorth-Jensen, Morten (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Quantum Chromodynamics

    Schäfer, Thomas

    Pages 5-54

  • Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

    Hatsuda, Tetsuo

    Pages 55-91

  • General Aspects of Effective Field Theories and Few-Body Applications

    Hammer, Hans-Werner (et al.)

    Pages 93-153

  • Lattice Methods and Effective Field Theory

    Nicholson, Amy

    Pages 155-235

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53335-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Advanced Course in Computational Nuclear Physics
Book Subtitle
Bridging the Scales from Quarks to Neutron Stars
Editors
  • Morten Hjorth-Jensen
  • Maria Paola Lombardo
  • Ubirajara van Kolck
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
936
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53336-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53336-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-53335-3
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 644
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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