Chiral 2N and 3N interactions and quantum Monte Carlo applications
Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
Published online: 11 July 2016
Chiral Effective Field Theory (EFT) two- and three-nucleon forces are now widely employed. Since they were originally formulated in momentum space, these interactions were non-local, making them inaccessible to Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods. We have recently derived a local version of chiral EFT nucleon-nucleon and three-nucleon interactions, which we also used in QMC calculations for neutron matter and light nuclei. In this contribution I go over the basics of local chiral EFT and then summarize recent results.
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