Computing the heart of matter

28 june 2016 - at 11.00
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Venue: Aula A205, Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico “Fabio Ferrari – Povo 1

At: 11.00

  • Sonia Bacca - TRIUMF (Canada)

Abstract:
Atomic nuclei constitute the heart of matter. They drive the synthesis of chemical elements, serve as star fuel and as laboratories to test fundamental interactions and the Standard Model.
Today, thanks to advances in few/many-body theory and high performance computing, we can calculate nuclear structure and reactions in a unified way for increasingly large systems and estimate theoretical uncertainties.
 I will present recent highlights that portrait the role of ab-initio calculations to tackle contemporary issues like the proton-radius puzzle, the study of neutron skins in nuclei, and other relevant reactions with exotic systems.