FYSS3400 Fundamentals of Theoretical Nuclear Physics (9 cr)
Angular momentum algebra and Wigner-Eckart theorem
Harmonic oscillator wave functions and their use as a basis function
Many particle systems and occupation number representation
Nuclear density functional theory and Skyrme energy density functional
Infinite nuclear matter and its equation of the state
Electromagnetic and allowed beta transitions in nuclei
Valence spaces containing a few particles or holes
Configuration mixing and use of m-scheme
RPA and linear response theory
Transition strength function and giant resonances
After completing this course student
Can apply angular momentum algebra
Solve spherically symmetric nuclear mean-field
Describe the basics of density functional theory in the nuclear physics
Solve Hartree-Fock equations numerically
Recognize the basic aspects of nucleon-nucleon interaction
Apply electromagnetic and beta-decay transition operators
Explain and solve numerically configuration mixing
Apply TDA and RPA theories in the nuclear physics
Evaluate obtained theoretical results against experimental data
Description of prerequisites
Nuclear physics (FYSS3300) or similar knowledge
Quantum mechanics (FYSA2031 and FYSA2032) or similar knowledge
Basic Unix/Linux user skills
- P. Ring, P. Schuck, The Nuclear Many-Body Problem, ISBN 978-3-540-21206-5.
- J. Suhonen, From Nucleons to Nucleus, ISBN: 978-3-540-48859-0.
- Schunck Nicolas (edited), Energy Density Functional Methods for Atomic Nuclei
Teaching (9 cr)
Self-study, lectures, exercises and final exam as home exam.
Independent study (9 cr)
Self-study, exercises and final exam as home exam.