Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2014
Volume 59, Number 5
Saturday–Tuesday, April 5–8, 2014; Savannah, Georgia
Session B4: Invited Session: Neutron Star Radii
10:45 AM–12:33 PM,
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Room: Chatham Ballroom C
Sponsoring Units: DAP DNP
Chair: Michael Miller, University of Maryland
Abstract ID: BAPS.2014.APR.B4.2
Abstract: B4.00002 : Determining the equation of state via microscopic simulations*
11:21 AM–11:57 AM
(Univ of Guelph)
I will provide an overview of the status of modern nuclear theory, especially in connection with the determination of the equation of state of nucleonic matter. I will also discuss the relevance of microscopic simulations to the study of strongly interacting nucleons. Starting with some general points on the underlying theory of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), I will then go over the efforts toward connecting QCD with many-nucleon studies (via chiral Effective Field Theory [EFT]). I will also introduce a recent local reformulation of chiral EFT, which makes it possible to use such modern potentials within the framework of Quantum Monte Carlo (an essentially exact type of microscopic simulation method).
*Work supported in part by NSERC Discovery Grant ``Strong Interactions In Nuclear Physics.''
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