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Interesting seminars on related topics are available at the
University of Tennessee Physics Department Colloquium Series.
The last decades have witnessed the emergence of the basic model of theoretical nuclear physics. Effective field theories exploit the symmetries of quantum chromo-dynamics to systematically construct nuclear potentials and consistent electroweak currents. They are the main input to ab-initio many-body methods, aimed at solving the Schrödinger equation with controlled approximations. Among them, quantum Monte Carlo approaches are known for their accuracy and their capacity of dealing with short-range nuclear dynamics. I will report on recent quantum Monte Carlo progresses towards a comprehensive description of the spectrum and electroweak interactions of light nuclei and the nucleonic matter equation of state. The impact of these calculations on the long-baseline neutrino-oscillation experimental program will also be discussed.