Seminar Details

Towards Ab-initio Excited State Calculations in Nuclei

Nathan Parzuchowski, MSU NSCL/Physics
Thursday, March 27, 11:00 AM - Research Discussion
NSCL Lecture Hall

Extending ab-intio methods to medium mass nuclei represents a fundamental challenge for nuclear theory. The recently developed In-Medium Similarity Renormalization Group (IM-SRG) has shown promise towards this end, producing accurate ground state calculations for closed-shell nuclei and providing a microscopic framework for deriving shell model Hamiltonians from realistic two- and three-nucleon interactions. In this talk, we discuss the first steps towards extending the IM-SRG to calculate excited states using equation of motion (EOM) methods. Ground state and excited state properties are calculated for 2D quantum dots, as a means of benchmarking the IM-SRG.