Do we understand collective properties of atomic nuclei from first principles?
- K. D. Launey, Louisiana State University - CANCELLED
Tuesday, September 18, 11:00 AM - Theory Seminar
NSCL Seminar Room
In this talk, I will reveal the power of using symmetry-dictated subspaces to reach new domains of nuclear structure currently inaccessible by ab initio (first-principle) calculations. I will show results of a novel ab initio symmetry-adapted no-core shell model for large-scale nuclear structure computations beyond the lightest nuclei. The symmetries unveiled in these results are, in turn, used to explore ultra-large model spaces for a description of, e.g., alpha-cluster substructures. The outcome points to a remarkable new insight into the symmetry patterns observed in realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions as well as in many-body nuclear dynamics, namely, understanding the mechanism on how such simple structures emerge from a fundamental level.