My research currently focuses on deriving nuclear physics from the underlying theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). This relies both on numerical lattice QCD calculations of nuclear properties using high-performance computing, and the application of effective field theory methods both at the hadronic level and at the level of the nuclear structure. Recently, I have also been interested in (i) a way of thinking about QCD which is called light-front or null-plane QCD, which I believe provides novel insights regarding hadronic structure, and (ii) aspects of atomic physics at the interface of two and three spatial dimensions.
- Our research explores a wide range of questions in contemporary nuclear theory and related fields, from the description of nuclear few-body systems with quantum chromodynamics (QCD) on the lattice to aspects of nucleon structure and fundamental symmetries to the properties (structure, phase transitions and dynamics) of strongly interacting quantum many-body systems. Our research utilizes tools from effective field theory as well as high-performance computing on leadership class computers.