Toward a Unification of Nuclear Structure and Reactions

Dr. Kevin Fossez (host Dickhoff), NSCL/FRIB, Michigan State University
January 18, 2018 at 11:00 am
241 Compton
Event Description 

The emergence of a new paradigm in low-energy nuclear physics, toward the unification of nuclear structure and reactions, is changing the field in profound ways. In particular, significant progress was made to extend the open quantum system framework to many-body approaches and improve the structural input to reaction models, revealing new physics along the way. However, many theoretical limitations must be overcome to respond to the scientific challenges related to the research program of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). A successful strategy will rely on three factors: (i) developing new theoretical approaches capable of coping with experimental advances; (ii) establishing cross-disciplinary collaborations helped by code sharing; and (iii) educating next-generation scientists. In this talk, I will outline strategies for each of these points and propose concrete achievements that would impact the FRIB research program.

Coffee: 10:45 am, 241 Compton