Professor Martin J Savage
BSc University of Auckland (1984)
MSc University of Auckland (1985)
PhD California Institute of Technology (1990)
My scientific research is focused on using the numerical technique called Lattice QCD to reliably calculate the properties and interactions of nuclei. Presently such calculations are not possible, but within the next few years, with the deployment of increasing computational resources, this will become possible. As a member of the NPLQCD collaboration, we are developing the technology and codes required to perform such calculations. Ultimately, these calculations will provide a rigorous underpinning for Nuclear Physics, and will allow for the quantification of uncertainties in calculations of low-energy nuclear processes. Important steps continue to be made toward this goal.