Many-Body Theory of Nuclei and Nuclear Matter
V. R. Pandharipande

We will review the basic assumptions of nuclear many-body theory and of realistic models of two- and three-nucleon interactions in the first lecture. The specific assumptions behind the Urbana-Argonne models of NN and NNN potentials and the structure of the deuteron will also be discussed. The second lecture will be devoted to variational wave functions for nuclei and nuclear matter and the variational Monte Carlo method. Green's function Monte Carlo methods aimed to obtain essentially exact solutions of the nuclear many-body problem will be discussed in the third lecture, and the present status of the nuclear matter problem in the fourth.

CISS03 Program