How well does the chiral expansion converge in nuclear and neutron matter? Conference Paper uri icon


  • The equations of state of nuclear and neutron matter (and, more generally, neutron-rich matter) play a fundamental role towards the understanding of a broad spectrum of systems, ranging from the skins of neutron-rich nuclei to the structure of compact stars. After a brief review of different approaches to predict the properties of nuclear and neutron matter, we will focus on error quantification in effective field theory. The various sources of uncertainty and their impact in infinite matter will be explored. We will then report on recent calculations of the nuclear and neutron matter equations of state at different orders of the chiral expansion as well as changing resolution scale. We will discuss the significance of such predictions as a foundation for future studies of convergence of the chiral perturbation series.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Sammarruca, F., Coraggio, L., Holt, J. W., Itaco, N., Machleidt, R., & Marcucci, L. E

complete list of authors

  • Sammarruca, F||Coraggio, L||Holt, JW||Itaco, N||Machleidt, R||Marcucci, LE

publication date

  • January 2015