May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Symmetries and Interactions from Lattice QCD

May 30, 2018, 10:45 AM
East Foyer | Larkspur/Mesquite Rooms (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

East Foyer | Larkspur/Mesquite Rooms

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA
Plenary PPHI Plenary 4


Prof. Amy Nicholson (UNC Chapel Hill)


QCD has been long accepted as the underlying theory behind nuclear forces. However, calculations of nuclear properties directly from QCD have only very recently become mature. The theory's non-perturbative nature at low energies requires the use of lattice regularization (lattice QCD) combined with numerical methods for its solution. With these tools in hand, we are now starting to be able to predict properties of nucleons and their interactions with fully controlled and quantifiable systematics. In addition to giving us unique theoretical insight into the structure of nuclei, these techniques will allow us, for example, to inform the design and construction of experiments which utilize specific nuclei for their symmetry properties, as well as pin down potential signs of new physics from experimental signals. In this talk I will present recent results from the CalLat collaboration relevant for nuclear physics, including a calculation of the nucleon axial charge to 1% precision, as well as quantities relevant for neutrinoless double beta decay searches.
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Primary author

Prof. Amy Nicholson (UNC Chapel Hill)


Andre Walker-Loud Brian Tiburzi (CCNY) Bálint Joó (JLab) Chia Chang Dr Chris Bouchard (University of Glasgow) Chris Monahan (Institute for Nuclear Theory) David Brantley (William & Mary, LBL) Enrico Rinaldi (RIKEN-BNL) Evan Berkowitz (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Henry Monge-Camacho (William & Mary, LBL) Kostas Orginos (William & Mary, JLab) M.A. Clark (NVIDIA) Nicolas Garron (University of Liverpool) Pavlos Vranas (LLNL) Thorsten Kurth (NERSC)

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