The quantum nuclear many-body problem lies at the heart of low-energy nuclear physics and represents a fundamental challenge to our understanding of the universe. This book presents various many-body techniques used to describe nuclei from the basic interactions among nucleons. It provides a brief description of modern nuclear forces and their application in finite nuclei. It also includes an overview of several many-body techniques used in the field, including quantum Monte Carlo, configuration interaction, and coupled cluster methods. The book covers the key algorithms necessary to build out and/or use computer codes for simple problems. It also focuses on important high-performance computing aspects, modern computing languages, parallelization methods and libraries, and basic quantum many-body training.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA University of Oslo, Ctr of Mathematics for Applications, Nor
Introduction. Second Quantization and diagram rules. The nuclear interactions. Configuration interaction methods. Coupled cluster methods. Monte Carlo methods. Infinite matter. Conclusions and Perspective.