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Title: Nuclear reactions from lattice QCD

In this study, one of the overarching goals of nuclear physics is to rigorously compute properties of hadronic systems directly from the fundamental theory of strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, the hope is to perform reliable calculations of nuclear reactions which will impact our understanding of environments that occur during big bang nucleosynthesis, the evolution of stars and supernovae, and within nuclear reactors and high energy/density facilities. Such calculations, being truly ab initio, would include all two-nucleon and three- nucleon (and higher) interactions in a consistent manner. Currently, lattice QCD provides the only reliable option for performing calculations of some of the low-energy hadronic observables. With the aim of bridging the gap between lattice QCD and nuclear many-body physics, the Institute for Nuclear Theory held a workshop on Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD on March 2013. In this review article, we report on the topics discussed in this workshop and the path planned to move forward in the upcoming years.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, WA (United States)
  3. Institute fur Kernphysik and Julich Center for Hadron Physics, Julich (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-14-1901; DOE/OR-23177-3112
Journal ID: ISSN 0954-3899; FG02-97ER41014; FG02-00ER41132
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177; CRC110
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. G, Nuclear and Particle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0954-3899
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; Monte Carlo methods; quantum chromodynamics (QCD); ab initio calculations; quark masses; lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQCD); chiral perturbation theory; radiative recombination; low-energy hadronic observables; nuclear reactions; nucleosynthesis; perturbation theory; nuclear structures; scattering resonances