Green’s Function Monte Carlo Calculations with Two- and Three-Nucleon Interactions from Chiral Effective Field Theory
Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA
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Published online: 25 March 2016
I discuss our recent work on Green’s function Monte Carlo (GFMC) calculations of light nuclei using local nucleon-nucleon interactions derived from chiral effective field theory (EFT) up to next-to-next-to-leading order (N2LO). I present the natural extension of this work to include the consistent three-nucleon (3N) forces at the same order in the chiral expansion. I discuss our choice of observables to fit the two low-energy constants which enter in the 3N sector at N2LO and present some results for light nuclei.
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