# FYSJ5102 PH1: Nuclear Structure: from Small Nuclei to Massive Stars (JSS30) (2 cr)

**Study level:**

Postgraduate studies

**Grading scale:**

Pass - fail

**Language:**

English

**Responsible organisation:**

Faculty of Mathematics and Science

**Curriculum periods:**

2020-2021, 2021-2022

## Description

*This course is organized in collaboration with course PH2.* The following subjects will be discussed:

- Basic nuclear phenomenology
- Using simple quantum mechanics example applied to nuclear case: finite square well
- Phenomenological potentials
- Discussion on numerical solvers (introduction to computing nuclei)
- Mean field methods: Hartree Fock
- Phenomenological interactions: how they work and how we build them?
- From Hartree-Fock to density functional theory
- An overview on modern functionals: achievements and well-known problems
- Extrapolation: can we predict nuclear properties in unknown regions?
- Introduction to Neutron Stars: what’s the role of nuclear physics?

## Learning outcomes

- Application of quantum mechanics concepts to nuclear case
- Understanding of basic nuclear phenomenology
- Understanding of mean field techniques
- Application of mean field methods to realistic cases using existing solver
- Understanding of the basic physics of neutron star
- Comparing models with data

## Description of prerequisites

Basic coding skills, quantum mechanics

## Completion methods

### Method 1

Select all marked parts

**Parts of the completion methods**

x

### Participation in teaching (2 cr)

**Type:**

Participation in teaching

**Grading scale:**

Pass - fail

**Language:**

English

**Study methods:**

Lectures and exercises