This international conference is the third in the NTSE-HITES conference series that focuses on forefront challenges in physics, namely the fundamentals of nuclear structure and reactions, the origin of the strong inter-nucleon interactions from QCD, the nonperturbative regime of relativistic quantum field theory, and computational nuclear physics with leadership class computer facilities to provide forefront simulations leading to new discoveries.

This year's conference will celebrate James Vary's 70th birthday. James has made important contributions to nuclear physics and computational physics, mentored a number of students and postdocs, and served the science community in a number of elected and appointed positions. The conference topics — reflecting James's research interests — encompass a broad area of fundamental physics and high-performance computing.

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Ab initio nuclear structure
Microscopic approaches to nuclear reactions
Origin and properties of strong inter-nucleon interactions
Light-front quantum field theory (in particular QED and QCD)
Computational science and applied mathematics (related to large-scale calculations in nuclear theory)

Special Talks:

Bruce Barrett, University of Arizona — Conference Summary
James Vary, Iowa State University

Distinguished Lecture: Computational Nuclear Physics: Key To Discovery Opportunities

Keynote Talks:

Stanley J. Brodsky, SLAC-Stanford

Gaute Hagen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Ruprecht Machleidt, University of Idaho

Petr Navratil, TRIUMF, Canada

Esmond Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Martin Savage, University of Washington