FYSS3470 Introduction to nuclear models and interpretation of experimental data (4 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Department of Physics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


  • Introduction to various nuclear models and their theoretical concepts

  • Strengths and weaknesses of various models

  • Use of nuclear models in the interpretation of experimental data

  • Experimental data for nuclear models 

Learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to

  • Identify basic nuclear properties and to explain main features of their theoretical descriptions

  • Outline what are the key experimental observables and what input they can provide for theoretical models

  • What constraints and limitations various theoretical models possess and how they can explain measured data

  • These topics will be discussed (mainly) from the perspective of experimental techniques employed in the JYFL accelerator laboratory. 

Description of prerequisites

Nuclear Physics (FYSS3300) or similar 

Study materials

Lecture material and selected scientific articles on course related topics. 

Completion methods

Method 1

The course is given every other year.
Evaluation criteria:
Participation in the lectures, assignments, presentation.
Time of teaching:
Period 2
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Evaluation criteria:
Participation in the lectures, assignments, presentation.
Study methods:

Lectures, assignments, presentation of selected course related topic.