Nuclear Physics Seminar: Prof. Christian Drischler, FRIB/MSU

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Location: 127 Nieuwland Science Hall

Nuclear matter in the FRIB era

Prof. Christian Drischler
FRIB/MSU

On May 2, 2022, Michigan State University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) to mark the beginning of a new era in nuclear physics. FRIB enables experimental studies in unexplored regions of the nuclear chart, especially with heavy, neutron-rich nuclei. The next decade is expected to witness a strong interplay between nuclear experiment, multi-messenger astronomy, and nuclear theory, which has a great potential for improving our microscopic understanding of strongly interacting matter and discovery.

In this talk, Professor Drischler will discuss recent developments in infinite nuclear matter calculations based on chiral effective field theory with quantified uncertainties and their implications for the neutron star structure. He will also discuss how systematic uncertainties in density functional constraints for the empirical saturation point can be estimated using Bayesian machine learning to benchmark chiral interactions. Finally, He will emphasize synergies with the approved FRIB experiment led by Notre Dame to constrain the asymmetry term in the nuclear incompressibility.

Hosted by Prof. Stroberg

Originally published at physics.nd.edu.

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