Computational Nuclear Physics:
A Symposium in Honor of Steven C. Pieper
Friday, 11 October 2019


Steven C. Pieper was a distinguished computational and theoretical nuclear physicist at Argonne from 1972 to 2018. His work emphasized solving hard problems in theoretical nuclear physics with ground-breaking calculations. He was a co-author of the widely-used Ptolemy code for direct heavy-ion reactions, contributed significantly to the development of the Speakeasy computer language, and was a leader in the application of quantum Monte Carlo methods in nuclei. He also advised and helped colleagues at Argonne and around the world in many crucial ways. (And he made movies, as above). He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a recipient of the 2000 University of Chicago Medal for Distinguished Performance at Argonne National Laboratory, and of the 2010 American Physical Society Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

The first talk of the Symposium was the Friday Physics Division Colloquium held in the Building 203 Auditorium at Argonne National Laboratory. The afternoon talks were held in Conference Room R-150.

Schedule & Speakers


James Osborn, Bob Wiringa, Alessandro Lovato, Rocco Schiavilla, John Schiffer, John Arrington, Noemi Rocco, Don Geesaman, Ralph Butler, Zheng-Tian Lu, Debbie Beres, Pieter Maris, Maria Piarulli, Ingo Sick, Gail Pieper, Joe Carlson, Linda Reichert, Stefano Gandolfi, Kevin Schmidt, James Vary, Sam Baker, Adam Freese, Kevin Fossez, Ben Kay, Birger Back, Paul Benioff, Alessandro Baroni, Teng-Lek Khoo