Computational Quantum Mechanics for Nuclear Physics
Chapman and Hall/CRC – 2015 – 300 pages
The quantum nuclear many-body problem lies at the heart of low-energy nuclear physics and represents a fundamental challenge to our understanding of the universe. This book presents various many-body techniques used to describe nuclei from the basic interactions among nucleons. It provides a brief description of modern nuclear forces and their application in finite nuclei. It also includes an overview of several many-body techniques used in the field, including quantum Monte Carlo, configuration interaction, and coupled cluster methods. The book covers the key algorithms necessary to build out and/or use computer codes for simple problems. It also focuses on important high-performance computing aspects, modern computing languages, parallelization methods and libraries, and basic quantum many-body training.
Introduction. Second Quantization and diagram rules. The nuclear interactions. Configuration interaction methods. Coupled cluster methods. Monte Carlo methods. Infinite matter. Conclusions and Perspective.