Monday 25 March 2019, 2.00PM

**Speaker(s):** Robert Roth, Technical University of Darmstadt

Over the past 20 years low-energy nuclear structure theory has changed profoundly. Several concurring developments are driving the field: developments of innovative many-body approaches for the ab initio study of nuclear structure and reactions, advances of chiral effective field theory for the construction of consistent nuclear interactions, and challenges from experiments targeting increasingly exotic nuclear systems. Together these developments open a new era of ab initio nuclear structure calculations.

I will discuss recent developments on the theoretical inputs and tools, ranging from chiral interactions over similarity renormalization group transformations to various ab initio many-body approaches that enable us to attack new frontiers in nuclear theory.

**Location:** P/T 111