Department of Physics,
Florida State University

"Many-body dynamics of unstable nuclear systems"

Feb 10, 2021 Schedule:

Virtual Tea Time
03:00 to 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Virtual Colloquium
03:30 to 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


A natural variety of mesoscopic nuclear systems that are influenced by all known interactions offer remarkable opportunities for targeting numerous fundamental questions. In particular, the atomic nucleus is an outstanding research laboratory that allows us to explore the generic phenomena of finite open quantum many-body systems, such as formation of the mean field, collective and chaotic dynamics, effects of particle decay, and clustering. The availability of advanced computational technologies calls for innovative thinking and for new philosophies in addressing the quantum many-body problems.

In this presentation using different models and realistic examples from the world of nuclear physics I will discuss computational strategies and techniques for dealing with dynamically unstable quantum many-body systems. We will briefly revisit the general theory of the quantum many-body systems and of decay of unstable states, we will examine mathematical formulations and numerical approaches to time-dependent problems. Finally, I will demonstrate how a consistent simultaneous description of many-body structure and reactions can help in resolving fundamental questions of modern science.

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