Quantification of Uncertainties in Nuclear Density Functional Theory

TitleQuantification of Uncertainties in Nuclear Density Functional Theory
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSchunck, N, McDonnell, JD, Sarich, J, Wild, SM
Series EditorHigdon, D
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P5144-0514

Reliable predictions of nuclear properties are needed as much to answer fundamental science questions as to use in applications such as reactor physics or data evaluation. Nuclear density functional theory (DFT) is currently the only microscopic, global approach to nuclear structure that is applicable throughout the nuclear chart. In the past few years, considerable effort has been devoted to establishing a general methodology to assess theoretical uncertainties in nuclear DFT calculations. In this paper, we summarize some of the recent progress in this direction. Most of the new material discussed here will be published in separate articles.