Uncertainty Quantification for Phenomenological Optical Potentials

Date: 2023/03/20
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Argonne National Laboratory Building 203 Room R-150 Also Online
location_americas | Seminar | Virtual event

Optical-model potentials (OMPs), which model the interaction between a projectile and a nuclear target, have been an essential reaction theory ingredient for many decades. Though several esteemed phenomenological OMPs are available (including the Koning-Delaroche [KD] and Chapel Hill ​’89 [CH89] OMPs), none are equipped with well-calibrated uncertainty estimates. As the field moves to unify structure and reactions, tools for reliable uncertainty quantification (UQ) are becoming increasingly important for combining knowledge from multiple avenues.