Ab Initio No Core Shell Model — Recent Results and Further Prospects


There has been significant recent progress in solving the long-standing problems of how nuclear shell structure and collective motion emerge from underlying microscopic inter-nucleon interactions. We review a selection of recent significant results within the ab initio No Core Shell Model (NCSM) closely tied to three major factors enabling this progress: (1) improved nuclear interactions that accurately describe the experimental two-nucleon and three-nucleon interaction data; (2) advances in algorithms to simulate the quantum manybody problem with strong interactions; and (3) continued rapid development of high-performance computers now capable of performing 20×10 floating point operations per second. We also comment on prospects for further developments.

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@inproceedings{Vary2016AbIN, title={Ab Initio No Core Shell Model — Recent Results and Further Prospects}, author={James P. Vary and Pieter Maris and Hugh Potter and M. A. Caprio and Robin Smith and Sven Binder and Sebastian F. Fischer and Joachim Langhammer and Robert Roth and Hasan Metin Aktulga and Esmond G. Ng and Chao Yang and Dossay Oryspayev and Masha Sosonkina and Erik Saule and {\"{U}mit V. Çataly{\"{u}rek}, year={2016} }