## TALENT / INT Course on Nuclear Forces

# References

### Contents

Note: If you cannot access any of the references below, please contact one of the instructors.

### Lectures

Author(s) | Title | Comments |
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Peter Lepage | How to renormalize the Schrödinger equation | Classic hands-on introduction to principles of effective field theory and renormalization in ordinary quantum mechanics. |

Evgeny Epelbaum | Nuclear forces from chiral effective field theory: a primer | Write-up of introductory lectures on the modern approach to the nuclear force problem based on chiral effective field theory given at the 2009 Joliot-Curie School, Lacanau, France, 27 September - 3 October 2009. |

Bira van Kolck | Introduction to Effective Field Theories in QCD [slides here] | Slides from three lectures in 2011 at GANIL. Includes a detailed non-relativistic QED example. |

Peter Lepage | What is renormalization? | Renormalization of cut-off field theory. (Not so accessible without field theory background.) |

Gerhard Ecker | Quantum Chromodynamics | Lectures on QCD from a 2005 summer school. "The main theme is effective field theories, from heavy quarks to the light quark sector where the spontaneously broken chiral symmetry of QCD plays a crucial role." |

Xiangdong Ji | A Modern Introduction to Nuclear Physics | Lecture notes from a course given at the University of Maryland. |

Dick Furnstahl | The Renormalization Group in Nuclear Physics | Lectures on the RG from the Schladming Winter School. |

David Kaplan | Five lectures on effective field theory | Lectures delivered at the 17th National Nuclear Physics Summer School in 2005. |

### Review articles

Author(s) | Title | Comments |
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H.-W. Hammer, A. Nogga, A. Schwenk | Three-body forces: From cold atoms to nuclei | Recent review from Reviews of Modern Physics (2013). |

R. Machleidt, D.R. Entem | Chiral effective field theory and nuclear forces | Physics Reports (2011). Includes detailed appendices useful for new (and old!) practitioners. |

E. Epelbaum, H.-W. Hammer, U.-G. Meissner | Modern Theory of Nuclear Forces | Comprehensive review from Reviews of Modern Physics (2009). |

S.R. Beane, P.F. Bedaque, W.C. Haxton, D.R. Phillips, M.J. Savage | From hadrons to nuclei: Crossing the border | Summary of the state of EFT for nuclear physics around 2000. |

S.K. Bogner, R.J. Furnstahl, A. Schwenk | From low-momentum interactions to nuclear structure | Review of RG-evolved forces for nuclei from Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics (2010). |

R.J. Furnstahl, K. Hebeler | New applications of renormalization group methods in nuclear physics | Recent update on the use RG methods. |

S. Scherer and M.R. Schindler | A Primer for Chiral Perturbation Theory | An extensive introduction to chiral perturbation theory (for mesons and baryons, with general discussion of effective field theories but not chiral EFT for more than one nucleon). |

### Essays

Author(s) | Title | Comments |
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Steven Weinberg | Effective Field Theory, Past and Future | How EFT came about from Weinberg's perspective, with his usual cogent insights. |

Steven Weinberg | Why the renormalization group is a good thing | General consideration of RG methods; may need some field theory background to fully appreciate. |

R. Machleidt and D.R. Entem | Nuclear forces from chiral EFT: the unfinished business [arXiv] | From a J. Phys. G focus issue on open problems in nuclear structure theory. |

R.J. Furnstahl and A. Schwenk | How should one formulate, extract, and interpret `non-observables' for nuclei? [arXiv] | From a J. Phys. G focus issue on open problems in nuclear structure theory. |

R.J. Furnstahl and A. Schwenk | Is chiral symmetry manifested in nuclear structure? [arXiv] | From a J. Phys. G focus issue on open problems in nuclear structure theory. |

I. Stetcu, J. Rotureau, B.R. Barrett, and U. van Kolck | Effective interactions for light nuclei: an effective (field theory) approach [arXiv] | From a J. Phys. G focus issue on open problems in nuclear structure theory. |

M. Hjorth-Jensen, D.J. Dean, G. Hagen, and S. Kvaal | Many-body interactions and nuclear structure [arXiv] | From a J. Phys. G focus issue on open problems in nuclear structure theory. |

Stephan Hartmann | Effective Field Theories, Reductionism and Scientific Explanation | Essay on EFT from the journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. |

M.J. Duff, L.B. Okun, and G. Veneziano | Trialogue on the number of fundamental constants | Fun debate on how many fundamental dimensionful constants there are in physics. |

### Textbooks

Author(s) | Title | Comments |
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S.S.M. Wong | Introductory Nuclear Physics | [Wiley-VCH (1999); ISBN 0471239739] |

J.M. Arias and M. Lozano | An Advanced Course in Modern Nuclear Physics | [Springer (2009); ISBN 3642076246] |

A.Bohr and B.R. Mottelson | Nuclear Structure | [Benjamin NY (1969)] |

P.Ring and P. Schuck | The Nuclear Many-Body Problem | [Springer (2004); ISBN 354021206X] |

Rubin Landau | Quantum Mechanics II | You can get Appendix A on natural units and Appendix B on representations (e.g., in energy and angular momentum basis) online. |

Roger Newton | Scattering Theory of Waves and Particles | Classic authoritative book on quantum mechanical scattering. Second edition now available as a (relatively :) inexpensive (e.g., on Amazon) paperback from Dover. |

A. Zee | Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, 2nd ed. | Relevant quote from Frank Wilczek: "Quantum field theory is an extraordinarily beautiful subject, but it can be an intimidating one. The profound and deeply physical concepts it embodies can get lost, to the beginner, amidst its technicalities. In this book, Zee imparts the wisdom of an experienced and remarkably creative practitioner in a user-friendly style. I wish something like it had been available when I was a student." |

### Pedagogical topics and resource letters

Author(s) | Title | Comments |
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M.A. Morrison and A.N. Feldt | Through scattering theory with gun and camera: Coping with conventions in collision theory | An accessible guide to the conventions of scattering theory, with summaries of scattering amplitude formulas, the Lippmann-Schwinger equation and partial-wave decomposition. [Note: in equation (13), the exponent should be 3 and not 3/2.] |

F. Olness and R. Scalise | Regularization, renormalization, and dimensional analysis: Dimensional regularization meets freshman E&M (2011) | An introduction to dimensional (and cutoff) regularization using an example from electrostatics. |

A.S. Kronfeld and C. Quigg | Resource Letter QCD-1: Quantum chromodynamics (2010) | Pointers to the relevant literature for all things QCD. |

Jonathan L. Rosner | Resource Letter: SM-1: The standard model and beyond (2003) | References at all levels (from popular to technical) on the Standard Model (from 2003). |

Rubin Landau | Resource Letter CP-2: Computational Physics (2008) | Suggested references for learning computational physics and various languages and computing tools. |

R.K. Bhaduri, A. Chatterjee, B.P. van Zyl | An elementary exposition of the Efimov effect | The Efimov effect with ordinary quantum mechanics. |

D.J. Dean and J.H. Hamilton | Resource Letter NSM-1: New insights into the nuclear shell model (2011) | Guide to the literature on the shell model as of 2010. Note: there are important subsequent developments. |

Barry R. Holstein | Blue skies and effective interactions | "This paper shows how the basic physics of Rayleigh scattering, responsible for the blueness of the sky, can be extracted using the techniques of effective interactions, which have become widespread in contemporary particle and nuclear physics." |

Barry R. Holstein | Effective interactions and the hydrogen atom | Effective field theory and effective theory (at quantum mechanics level) for the hydrogen atom. |

Bertrand Delamotte | A hint of renormalization | "An elementary introduction to perturbative renormalization and renormalization group is presented. No prior knowledge of field theory is necessary because we do not refer to a particular physical theory." |