Sala I-net 12:00 
Seminarium Instytutu

Joanna Sobczyk (Universität Mainz)

Towards ab-initio computations of neutrino scattering on medium-mass nuclei

In my talk I will give an overview of the recent progress that has been made in describing neutrino-nucleus scattering within the ab-initio coupled-cluster framework, combined with the Lorentz integral transform. These techniques open the door to obtaining nuclear responses (and consequently cross-sections) for medium-mass nuclei starting from first principles. A series of steps has been made in this direction. Firstly, the nuclear 1- and 2-body currents have been re-derived and checked for the case of neutrino-deuteron scattering. Afterwards, the Coulomb sum rule of 16O has been calculated, introducing a new technique to remove the center-of-mass contamination. Most recently, we have calculated for the first time the longitudinal response of 40Ca. These developments allow to extend the applicability of ab-initio methods in the field of neutrino-nucleus interactions to medium size nuclei, contributing this way directly to the neutrino oscillation program.

Presentation (pdf)