Dick Furnstahl, Ohio State U.
Density Functional Theory from Effective Field Theory
Argonne Physics Division Seminar - 6 Jun 2005

If a system is probed or interacts at low energies, resolution is also low, and fine details of what happens at short distances or in high-energy intermediate states are not resolved. Therefore, the short-distance structure can be replaced by something simpler without distorting the low-energy observables. Effective field theory, or EFT, is a systematic approach to carrying out this program. A constructive approach to density functional theory based on these ideas, with application to nuclei, will be outlined.

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