Effective Field Theories for Strongly-Interacting Systems
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
Monday, 14 March 2011, 13:30
The description of nuclear few- and many-body systems is a
constant challenge to theory. Effective field theories provide one path to
the description of such systems provided a ratio of separated scales is
available that can be exploited as an expansion parameter. I will discuss
the application of EFTs to light nuclei and give overview over recent
developments. I will furthermore address how this EFT can also be applied
to halo nuclei and few- and many-body systems of ultracold atoms.
If time permits I will also raise (and answer) the question how very heavy
nuclei can be described in a similar systematic fashion.