Nuclear Experiments from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Supercomputing Simulations

Pavlos Vranas | 23-ERD-004

Executive Summary

Integrating numerical simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics, the underlying theory of nuclear physics, with our highest precision nuclear theories, we will provide, for the first time, stringent constraints on the most poorly determined features of our microscopic nuclear reaction models and enable a more robust prediction and evaluation of light ion reactions. This is a new strategic capability that gives high-precision access to quantities that are otherwise very difficult or impossible to determine experimentally and will launch a new era of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear evaluation and reactions derived from this theory and a deeper understanding of our cosmos.