W. Erich Ormand

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The UNEDF project was a large-scale collaborative effort that applied high-performance computing to the nuclear quantum many-body problem. UNEDF demonstrated that close associations among nuclear physicists, mathematicians , and computer scientists can lead to novel physics outcomes built on algorithmic innovations and computational developments. This(More)
The <i>configuration-interaction</i> (CI) method, long a popular approach to describe quantum many-body systems, is cast as a very large sparse matrix eigenpair problem with matrices whose dimension can exceed one billion. Such formulations place high demands on memory capacity and memory bandwidth --- two quantities at a premium today. In this paper, we(More)
Nucleosynthesis calculations require nuclear level densities for hundreds or even thousands of nuclides. Ideally one would like to constrain these level densities by microscopically motivated yet computationally cheap models. A statistical approach suggests that low moments of the Hamiltonian might be sufficient. Recently Zuker proposed a simple(More)
We present a practical solution to the " sign problem " in the auxiliary field Monte Carlo approach to the nuclear shell model. The method is based on extrapolation from a continuous family of problem-free Hamiltonians. To demonstrate the resultant ability to treat large shell-model problems, we present results for 54 Fe in the full f p-shell basis using(More)
The effects of isospin-symmetry breaking on the observables for parity-violating electron scattering are investigated within the framework of the nuclear shell model for 12 C, 16 O, and 28 Si. Contributions due to mixing with low-lying states as well as admixtures of 1p − 1h configurations (via the radial wave functions) are accounted for. It is found that(More)
The development of nuclear shapes under the extreme conditions of high angular momentum and/or temperature is examined. Scaling properties are used to demonstrate universal properties of both thermal expectation values of nuclear shapes as well as the minima of the free energy, which can be used to understand the Jacobi transition. A universal correlation(More)
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