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Title: Neutron matter with Quantum Monte Carlo: chiral 3N forces and static response

Neutron matter is related to the physics of neutron stars and that of neutron-rich nuclei. Moreover, Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods offer a unique way of solving the many-body problem non-perturbatively, providing feedback on features of nuclear interactions and addressing scenarios that are inaccessible to other approaches. Our contribution goes over two recent accomplishments in the theory of neutron matter: a) the fusing of QMC with chiral effective field theory interactions, focusing on local chiral 3N forces, and b) the first attempt to find an ab initio solution to the problem of static response.
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  1. Univ. of Guelph, ON (Canada)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany); GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt (Germany)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; 307986 STRONGINT
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 702; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Atomic and Nuclear Physics; Astronomy and Astrophysics
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