Morten Hjorth-Jensen is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is also a member of the center of excellence “Center of Mathematics for Applications” at the same University and adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Oslo and has been on the faculty there since 2000. He works on methods for solving quantum mechanical many-body problems from first principles, with a strong focus on the nuclear many-body problem and computational and mathematical aspects thereof.
The series of reactions that leads to the production of carbon in stars was predicted more than sixty years ago, but theorists have struggled to reproduce this process from first principles calculations. Read More »