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“Nuclear Physics From Lattice QCD”
February 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
UNC-CH Nuclear Chalk Talk
Amy Nicholson, Berkeley
“Nuclear Physics from Lattice QCD”
Understanding nuclear physics from first principles is a long-standing goal of many nuclear physicists, and there are many important quantities, such as the three neutron interaction, which are difficult to access experimentally, but may be calculated directly from the underlying theory, QCD. Lattice QCD is currently the only tool we have for solving QCD at low energies which has fully quantifiable and controllable systematic errors. However, lattice calculations involving nucleons are notoriously difficult. In this talk, I will discuss some of the sources of these difficulties in relation to the calculation of several quantities of interest to the nuclear physics community, along with progress made in the field to overcome them and potential future courses of action.