Chiral symmetry and effective field theories for hadronic, nuclear and stellar matter: http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.6681
Chiral symmetry, first entering in nuclear physics in the 1970's for which Gerry Brown played a seminal role, has led to a stunningly successful framework for describing strongly-correlated nuclear dynamics both in finite and infinite systems. We review how the early germinal idea, conceived with the soft-pion theorems in the pre-QCD era, has evolved into a highly predictive theoretical framework for nuclear physics, aptly assessed by Steven Weinberg: "it (chiral effective field theory) allows one to show in a fairly convincing way that what they (nuclear physicists) have been doing all along... is the correct first step in a consistent approximation scheme." Our review recounts both how the theory presently fares in confronting Nature and how one can understand its extremely intricate workings in terms of the multifaceted aspects of chiral symmetry, namely, chiral perturbation theory, skyrmions, Landau Fermi-liquid theory, the Cheshire cat phenomenon, and hidden local and mended symmetries.
Nuclear Structure at the Crossroads: https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.00413
R.J. Furnstahl, H.-W. Hammer, A. Schwenk
Steven Weinberg's seminal papers from 1990-92 initiated the use of effective field theories (EFTs) for nuclei. We summarize progress, priorities, and open questions for nuclear EFT developments based on the 2019 INT program "Nuclear Structure at the Crossroads."
Comments: 15 pages, Contribution to Special Issue: Celebrating 30 years of Steven Weinberg's papers on Nuclear Forces from Chiral Lagrangians
What hath Weinberg wrought? Reflections on what Weinberg's papers on 'Nuclear Forces from Chiral Lagrangians' did and did not accomplish: https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.03558
Daniel R. Phillips
I discuss selected legacies of Weinberg's application of chiral Lagrangians to nuclear physics: (1) the use of the chiral expansion to organize the interaction of pions and photons with a nucleus; (2) the much-debated question of why and how the potential derived from a chiral Lagrangian should be inserted in the Schrodinger equation; (3) the emergence of "pionless EFT" as a tool for diagnosing universal correlations that are present in quantum few-body systems of very different sizes, and, perhaps most important of all, (4) an epistemological shift in what is expected of a nuclear-physics calculation.
Comments: 18 pages, 2 figures. Contribution to Special Issue of Few-Body Systems: Celebrating 30 years of Steven Weinberg's papers on Nuclear Forces from Chiral Lagrangians
Nuclear Effective Field Theories: Reverberations of the early days: https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.11675
U. van Kolck
Effective field theories are recognized nowadays as the framework to describe low-energy nuclear structure and reactions consistently with the underlying theory of the strong interactions, QCD. It was not always so. As we celebrate the 30 years of the first publications, I collect here some memories from those early days. I also discuss some of the key issues that were raised back then and, despite all progress, are still with us. Dedicated to the memory of Steven Weinberg, whose ideas will not die, wherever they may lead.
Comments: Contribution to the special issue of Few-Body Syst., "Celebrating 30 years of Steven Weinberg's papers on nuclear forces from chiral Lagrangians"
A brief account of Steven Weinberg's legacy in ab initio many-body theory: https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.03771
Christian Drischler, Scott K. Bogner
In this contribution to the special issue "Celebrating 30 years of Steven Weinberg's papers on Nuclear Forces from Chiral Lagrangians," we emphasize the important role chiral effective field theory has played in leading nuclear physics into a precision era. To this end, we share our perspective on a few of the recent advances made in \abinitio calculations of nuclear structure and nuclear matter observables, as well as Bayesian uncertainty quantification of effective field theory truncation errors.
Comments: 10 pages, 6 figures; invited contribution to the special issue in Few-Body Systems "Celebrating 30 years of Steven Weinberg's papers on Nuclear Forces from Chiral Lagrangians"
Renormalization of NN Chiral EFT, my personal mixed feelings: https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.11672
We are celebrating thirty-years from the seminal papers from Weinberg proposing to use the rules of Chiral Perturbation Theory to nucleon systems. His proposal was to build an Effective Field Theory (EFT) with Chiral symmetry as a key property. A big effort on this line have been made during these three decades, however the issue of renormalization of the theory is not settled. I will briefly review my path on this issue and give my personal view.
Comments: Contribution to Special Issue of Few-Body Systems: Celebrating 30 years of Steven Weinberg's papers on Nuclear Forces from Chiral Lagrangians