Physics Club: George Bertsch, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, “The quantum many-body problem: the view from nuclear theory”

Event time: 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), 57 See map
217 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

The quantum many-body problem is central to many fields of physics. The methods employed are often similar, and this has sometimes been helped by cross-fertilization between fields. I will review some of the most successful theoretical tools from my perspective as a nuclear theorist. The topics include mean-field theory, symmetry-breaking, dynamics, and the quest for better wave functions.