Docentföreläsning: Andreas Ekström
Andreas Ekström ger föreläsningen "Precision nuclear physics" i samband med hans befordran till oavlönad docent.
Nuclear physics is a cornerstone in our scientific endeavour to understand the universe. Indeed, atomic nuclei bring us closer to study both the stellar explosions in the macrocosmos, where the elements are formed, and the fundamental symmetries of the microcosmos. Having access to a a precise description of the interactions between protons and neutrons would provide a key to new knowledge across 20 orders of magnitude; from neutrinos to neutron stars.
In this lecture I will discuss novel methodologies to use experimental information from heavy atomic nuclei in the construction of nuclear interactions from chiral effective field theory. I expect this strategy to create clear scientific advantage and allow me to tackle the following big research questions: To what extent can nuclei be described in effective field theories of quantum chromo dynamics? How do we estimate the uncertainties in theoretical predictions ?
PJ, lecture hall, Fysikgården 2B, Fysik Origo