theory group represents a broad effort to interpret and predict
experimental data mostly in nuclear and hadronic physics and in domains
at the interface such as nuclear astrophysics. Our
effort predominantly ranges from quark-gluon dynamics to few-nucleon
systems to heavy nuclei and on to stars. The expertise of the group in
many-body theories and techniques naturally leads us to explore other
interdisciplinary connections such as ultra-cold gases of bosonic and
interactions are described in the Standard Model by Quantum
Chromodynamics (QCD), where the dynamics of quarks and gluons becomes
non-perturbative as energies decrease. At distances larger than a tenth
of a femtometer or so, hadrons emerge as relevant degrees of freedom.
The central goal of our theory effort is to understand how hadrons,
especially nucleons, interact to form nuclei and influence the larger
structure of the Universe.