Seminar (セミナー)2023.4.11 Garg, Umesh (Univ. Notre Dame)

The following seminar by Dr Umesh Garg (Univ. of Notre Dame) will be held on April 11th, 2023. The language is English.

Lecturer : Umesh Garg (Univ. of Notre Dame)
Place: Meeting Room A (first floor), Center for Computational Sciences
Date/Time: Apr 11 (Tue), 14:00 PM
Title: Nuclear Incompressibility: How Collective Excitation Modes of a Nucleus Characterize Astrophysical Processes
Abstract: The Nuclear Incompressibility parameter is one of three important components characterizing the nuclear equation of state (EOS). It has crucial bearing on diverse nuclear and astrophysical phenomena, including radii of neutron stars, strength of supernova collapse, emission of neutrinos in supernova explosions, and collective flow in medium- and high-energy nuclear collisions. In this talk I will review current status of the research on direct experimental determination of nuclear incompressibility via the compressional-mode giant resonances. In particular, measurements on a series of Tin and Cadmium isotopes have provided an “experimental” value for the asymmetry term of nuclear incompressibility, which can provide constraints on the EOS of neutron stars.
Language: English

Yoshinaga-san got Chair Award in Physics Program 吉永さん物理学学位プログラムリーダー賞受賞

Mr Yoshinaga has received the Chair Award in Physics Program.


Tsuchida-san and Yoshinaga-san got Msc degree; Hagihara-san, Kanai-san, Ruike-san got Bsc degree 修士取得(土田さん、吉永さん)、学士取得(萩原さん、金井さん、類家さん)

Mr Tsuchida and Mr Yoshinaga have been awarded the Master degree of Science on March 24th, 2023. Mr Hagihara, Mr Kanai, and Ms Ruike have been awarded the Bachelor degree of Science on March 24th, 2023.


Ruike-san got Best Presentation Award in College of Physics; 物理学類ベストプレゼンテーション賞受賞(類家さん)

The graduation research presentation (2023.2.1) by Ms Chisato Ruike has been selected as “Best presentation award“. It is on moments of inertia for the pairing rotation in nuclei, which will be shown in a bulletin board in the first floor of Building 1C.


ハイライト論文に選定 A paper selected as Editors’ Suggestion 

A paper by T. Nakatsukasa has been published in Physical Review C of American Physical Society, and selected as an Editors’ Suggestion. The paper proposes a computational method for the finite-temperature density functional calculations for finite nuclei and inhomogeneous nuclear matter.

有限温度における原子核と非一様核物質に対する密度汎関数計算の手法に関する論文(著者:中務)が、アメリカ物理学会のPhysical Review Cに出版され、Editors’ Suggestionに選ばれました。

Seminar (セミナー)2022.11.17 Miyagi, Takayuki (TU Darmstadt)

The following seminar by Dr Miyagi (TU Darmstadt) will be held on November 17th, 2022. The language is Japanese.

Lecturer : Takayuki Miyagi (TU Darmstadt)
Place: Workshop Room (first floor), Center for Computational Sciences
Date/Time: Nov 17 (Thur), 15:00 PM
Title: Neutron skin of 208Pb from first principles
abstract:The neutron skin thickness could be crucial to constrain the nuclear equation of state (EoS). According to the mean-field type studies, the neutron skin of 208Pb is known to be strongly correlated with the slope parameter of the neutron matter EoS, motivating neutron skin thickness measurements. From this background, an ab initio study can be a good test of the correlation. Furthermore, it is interesting to see if the ab initio calculations can narrow down and predict the neutron skin. With the recent progress in the ab initio theory, such as underlying nuclear interaction, uncertainty quantification, and emulator technique, predicting the neutron skin of 208Pb becomes feasible. In this talk, I will introduce the recent progress and show the prediction for the neutron skin of 208Pb.
Language: Japanese (日本語)

Lecture (講義) 2022.10.11, Dr Morten Hjorth-Jensen (Oslo/MSU)

A series of lectures are delivered by Prof. Hjorth-Jensen (Oslo/MSU) as follows:

Date/Time: 10:00 am – 15:30 pm, October 11th (Tue), 2022
Place: Workshop Room, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Lecturer: Dr Morten Hjorth-Jensen (Oslo Univ. / Michigan State Univ.)
Title: From Linear Algebra to Machine Learning: Ten Central Algorithms for Studying Quantum Mechanical Many-Particle Problems
Abstract: In this series of lectures we outline central algorithms for studying quantum mechanical systems, with an emphasis on both computational and pedagogical aspects. Using simple systems that allow for analytical solutions, we show how one can move from linear algebra and eigenvalue algorithms using for example full configuration interaction theory, to stochastic methods like variational and Diffusion Monte Carlo approaches and finally, how we can use Monte Carlo methods together with deep learning algorithms. Along this journey we will present ten central algorithms which have changed considerably the way we study interacting many-particle systems. These algorithms span from Householder’s famous transformation of matrices, via iterative eigenvalue solvers to neural networks and automatic differentiation for optimizing multidimensional functions. Codes and jupyter-notebooks are provided, allowing thereby people to experiment and practice the various methods.

This lecture is given in English.


日時:2022年10月11日(火)、10:00 ー 15:30
場所:筑波大学計算科学研究センター 1F, 国際ワークショップ室



小澤さん、修士取得 Ozawa-san got Msc degree

Mr. Ozawa has been awarded the Master degree of Science on September 22nd, 2022.


集中講義 宇都野氏(JAEA), Lectures by Dr Utsuno (JAEA) 2022.9.20-22

A series of lectures will be delivered by Dr Utsuno (JAEA) as follows:
Progress in nuclear structure research using large-scale shell-model calculations”
Lecturer: Utsuno, Yutaka (JAEA)
Time/Dates: Sep. 20 (Tue) 10:30-16:30, Sep. 21 (Wed) 10:30-16:30, Sep. 22 (Thu) 10:30-15:00
Place: Meeting Room A, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba
This lecture is given in Japanese.

題目: 大規模殻模型計算による原子核構造研究の進展
講師: 宇都野 穣 氏 (日本原子力研究開発機構・研究主席)
9月20日(火) 10:30 ~ 16:30
9月21日(水) 10:30 ~ 16:30
9月22日(木) 10:30 ~ 15:00
場 所: 計算科学研究センター会議室A

Seminar (セミナー)2022.9.1 Jon Kristian Dahl (Oslo Univ.)

The following seminar will be given by Jon Kristian Dahl (Oslo University, Norway), who is visiting our group in Aug. 29-Sep.2, 2022.

Title: Investigating the low energy enhancement of scandium-44, vanadium-50, and vanadium-51 with large-scale shell model calculations
Date/Place: 11:00-12:00, Sep. 1st, 2022  /  Workshop room, CCS 1F
Abstract: We live in a time where computational power is growing rapidly and is widely accessible. Large-scale shell model (LSSM) calculations are computationally heavy and benefit greatly of today’s supercomputers, making calculations which were not possible just a few years ago feasible today. Shell model calculations have historically been used to calculate the few lowest lying energy levels of nuclei, but with today’s computing power we are able to calculate thousands of energy levels and millions of transitions between the levels, opening doors to new and improved statistical analyses of LSSM calculations.
The low energy enhancement (LEE) is a feature of the gamma strength function (GSF) which was experimentally discovered by Emel Tavucku in 2002. Tavucku found that the GSFs of iron-56 and iron-57 had unexpected enhancements at the lowest gamma energies, which means that their probability of decaying as a function of gamma energy increases as the gamma energy approaches zero. The LEE has since been found in many other nuclei. It’s discovery came as a great surprise because it did not fit with any of the current models. With today’s computing power, LSSM calculations help us understand the origin of the LEE and may give important insight to the consequences of having an increased probability of decay by low energy gamma rays.
In this presentation, the GSFs of scandium-44, vanadium-50, and vanadium-51 from LSSM calculations will be discussed, with an emphasis on the LEE. The LSSM calculations were performed with the code “KSHELL”, and they will be compared to experimental data obtained with the Oslo method at the Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory. A short introduction to the generalized Brink-Axel (gBA) hypothesis will be presented, as well as a statistical approach of analysing the gBA hypothesis with the Porter-Thomas distribution.