Nuclear Structure Theory
Nuclei are all around us. Nuclear reactions power stars and are crucial in many astrophysical properties. Modern nuclear structure theory models the properties of the atomic nucleus as a many-body quantum system composed of protons and neutrons. Computational methods and interesting quantum mechanical effects emerging from this system are our objects of study. More specifically, topics of interest for the group of nuclear structure theory are various aspects of nuclear dynamics and the connection of nuclear reactions. Especially in the context of deformed nuclei, nuclei far from beta-stability (drip-line nuclei) and at high temperature (hot nuclei).
Examples of phenomena studied are one-particle shell structure, exotic shapes (superdeformation, triaxial deformation), various kinds of giant resonances, low-lying vibrations, beta-decays, particle emission, nuclear masses and deformations.
The research is to a large extent carried out in international collaborations with both theorists and experimentalists. Thus we keep close contact with experimental groups at Lund University and abroad at Niels Bohr Institute, Tallahasse, Oak Ridge, Stony Brook, Strasbourg, GANIL, CEN and ISN Grenoble, Knoxville and Nashville, CERN, GSI-FAIR, Cologne, Milano, Legnaro, and RIKEN.
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