One of the central open problems in nuclear physics is the construction of effective interactions suitable for many-body calculations. We discuss a recently developed approach to this problem, where one starts with an effective field theory containing only fermion fields and formulated directly in a no-core shell-model space. We present applications to light nuclei and to systems of a few atoms in a harmonic-oscillator trap. Future applications and extensions, as well as challenges, are also considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics