23rd Annual Midwest Theory Get-Together 2010

Theory Group

Theoretical research in Argonne's Physics Division addresses a broad range of problems involving the stucture and dynamics of hadrons and nuclei. There is a strong emphasis on comparison to data provided by experimental groups at Argonne and at other facilities around the world. A brief overview of our program is available here.

In more detail, the principal areas of research include those described below:

Several of these projects require major numerical simulations using massively parallel state-of-the-art computers, including the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's IBM Blue Gene/Q (Mira) and the Laboratory Computer Resource Center's Linux cluster (Blues). Many projects also involve collaborators at US and foreign universities, and other national laboratories.

It's been a tough winter in Chicago, now ranking 3rd on the all-time list for greatest snowfall, with the most snow since the record seasons of 1977-78 and 1978-79. It snowed on 30 of the first 48 days in 2014. Here is the annual snowfall record since 1884, with a star denoting the snowfall total to date, and an arrow pointing to a possible final total if average snows are experienced for the remainder of the season. Second place is within reach. (It's also been damn cold.) .


Quantum Monte Carlo for Light Nuclei

For a cool poster of current results click here.