Quantum Monte Carlo Group for Nuclear Physics

The QMC Group for Nuclear Physics is focused on understanding how nuclear properties emerge from the underlying nucleonic dynamics, with the broader goal of contributing to ongoing experimental efforts in nuclear physics, fundamental symmetries, neutrino physics, and astrophysics.

This research is supported by the DOE through the Facility for Rare Isotopes Beams Theory Alliance and through the Fermilab Neutrino Theory Network Award.

This research uses computational resources located at Argonne National Lab awarded by the DOE Leadership Computing Challenge.

We acknowledge the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences for its crucial and  continuing support. 

The McDonnell Center supports the Nuclear and Particle Physics Workshops at Washington University in St. Louis

Undergraduate Research

                         Two body momentum distribution of alpha particle

 

In the Spring of 2020, Sam Brusilow was supported by the Metzger Family Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship. He worked with Saori Pastore and Lorenzo Andreoli to analyze electron scattering and momentum distributions of the alpha particle and carbon 12. He wrote python codes supplemented by fortran codes to post process and analyze data from Quantum Monte Carlo calculations. These codes will be utilized to support further research projects.

 

 

Group Members

Saori Pastore

Assistant Professor of Physics

Professor Pastore's research is focused on understanding how nuclear properties emerge from the underlying nucleonic dynamics, with the broader goal of contributing to ongoing experimental efforts in nuclear physics, fundamental symmetries, and neutrino physics.

Lorenzo Andreoli

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Andreoli's scientific interests are in the field of nuclear physics, ranging from nuclear structure to electro-weak processes and dark matter interaction with nuclei. He uses computational methods to solve the many-body Schrödinger equation for strongly correlated systems.

For more information on our research or if you are interested in working with us, please contact us.

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