How do we connect fundamental physics to forefront experiments?

With new science waiting to be discovered at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the dawning of the era of exascale supercomputing, this question is a profound challenge and opportunity for nuclear theory.  The Lee Research Group works to understand the nature and origins of matter by crafting new approaches that link quantum chromodynamics and electroweak theory to precise predictions for nuclear structure and reactions relevant to the FRIB science mission.

Selected Research Topics


Essential Elements for Nuclear Binding

Eigenvector Continuation with Subspace Learning

Ab Initio Calculations of the Isotopic Dependence of Nuclear Clustering

Nuclear Binding Near a Quantum Phase Transition

Ab Initio Alpha-Alpha Scattering



Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Student

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Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Student


"Strive to understand the physics so well

that surprises are not mistakes but new discoveries."


We are always looking to work with experimentalists and theorists on new ideas and creative ways to collaborate.  If you are interested in working in or with our group, do not hesitate to contact us.

Collaboration meetings are open to the public.  Zoom Meeting ID: 319 520 251.  Meeting time: 08:00 AM Michigan time on Saturdays.

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Principal Investigator

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lectures and Talks

Swieca Summer School on Nuclear Theory 2019 - Lectures: #1 #2 #3 #4

(517) 908-7282 (Phone)

(517) 353-5967 (Fax)

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
640 S Shaw Ln, Room 2122, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, US

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