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Advanced Computational Methods for Solving the Nuclear Many-Body Problem

March 12 - 15, 2002

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together the nuclear-structure theory community with many-body theorists from other sub-fields of physics and experts in computational methods and computer technology to exchange ideas and develop new methods for the nuclear many-body problem. As such, the workshop will have four facets. The first is to identify the primary physics applications where new computational techniques will be beneficial, for example, ab initio approaches to light nuclei or microscopic models, such as the shell model, for heavier nuclei. The second is an interaction with atomic and condensed matter theorists for the purpose of exchanging ideas on techniques. The third is a discussion on emerging supercomputer technologies. Finally, the fourth is a focus on new algorithms and methods designed to exploit the architecture of modern supercomputers.

The workshop would be held over four days, and be guided by the following outline. The first day would focus on the principal scientific goals. Days two and three will deal with a brief discussion of the algorithms currently being used (again to set the stage for later discussions), computer architectures, and detailed discussions of new computational methods and algorithms for massively parallel systems. The science program would include an introduction to the nuclear many-body problem with a historical perspective followed by some nuclear physics applications, e.g., Green's Function Monte Carlo, cluster-expansion methods, no-core shell model, and applications for heavier nuclei (both diagonalization and Monte Carlo techniques).

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