2020 review

Nuclear effective field theory: Status and perspectives

[Review of ]. REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS, 92(2).

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Added: July 27, 2020

The nuclear physics landscape has been redesigned as a sequence of effective field theories (EFTs) connected to the Standard Model through symmetries and lattice simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). EFTs in this sequence are expansions around different low-energy limits of QCD, each with its own characteristics, scales, and ranges of applicability regarding energy and number of nucleons. We review each of the three main nuclear EFTs -- Chiral, Pionless, Halo/Cluster -- highlighting their similarities, differences, and connections. In doing so, we survey the structural properties and reactions of nuclei that have been derived from the ab initio solution of the few- and many-body problem built upon EFT input.