An Advanced Course in Computational Nuclear Physics

Bridging the Scales from Quarks to Neutron Stars

  • Morten Hjorth-Jensen
  • Maria Paola Lombardo
  • Ubirajara van Kolck

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 936)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Morten Hjorth-Jensen, Maria Paola Lombardo, Ubirajara van Kolck
    Pages 1-4
  3. Thomas Schäfer
    Pages 5-54
  4. Tetsuo Hatsuda
    Pages 55-91
  5. Hans-Werner Hammer, Sebastian König
    Pages 93-153
  6. Amy Nicholson
    Pages 155-235
  7. Justin G. Lietz, Samuel Novario, Gustav R. Jansen, Gaute Hagen, Morten Hjorth-Jensen
    Pages 293-399
  8. Francesco Pederiva, Alessandro Roggero, Kevin E. Schmidt
    Pages 401-476
  9. Heiko Hergert, Scott K. Bogner, Justin G. Lietz, Titus D. Morris, Samuel J. Novario, Nathan M. Parzuchowski et al.
    Pages 477-570
  10. Carlo Barbieri, Arianna Carbone
    Pages 571-644

About this book


This graduate-level text collects and synthesizes a series of ten lectures on the nuclear quantum many-body problem. Starting from our current understanding of the underlying forces, it presents recent advances within the field of lattice quantum chromodynamics before going on to discuss effective field theories, central many-body methods like Monte Carlo methods, coupled cluster theories, the similarity renormalization group approach, Green’s function methods and large-scale diagonalization approaches.

Algorithmic and computational advances show particular promise for breakthroughs in predictive power, including proper error estimates, a better understanding of the underlying effective degrees of freedom and of the respective forces at play. Enabled by recent improvements in theoretical, experimental and numerical techniques, the state-of-the art applications considered in this volume span the entire range, from our smallest components – quarks and gluons as the mediators of the strong force – to the computation of the equation of state for neutron star matter.

The lectures presented provide an in-depth exposition of the underlying theoretical and algorithmic approaches as well details of the numerical implementation of the methods discussed. Several also include links to numerical software and benchmark calculations, which readers can use to develop their own programs for tackling challenging nuclear many-body problems.


Nuclear many-body problem Lattice QCD Coupled cluster theories Monte Carlo methods in nuclear physics Equations of state for dense nuclear matter Programs and codes for nuclear physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Morten Hjorth-Jensen
    • 1
  • Maria Paola Lombardo
    • 2
  • Ubirajara van Kolck
    • 3
  1. 1.National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and AstronomyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiFrascati RomaItaly
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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