Nuclear Theory / Theoretische Kernphysik

Nuclear Theory / Theoretische Kernphysik

Instructor:

Achim Schwenk
S2|11 205, Tel. -21550
Office hours: Wed, 15:00-16:00

This course provides an introduction to modern nuclear theory. The lecture will be held in English, as all references are in English; questions and discussions in German are of course welcome. The homework problems will be designed to improve the understanding of and to explore the topics covered in the lecture.

Announcements

  • There are no stupid questions!
  • Please let us know if something can be improved.
  • Office hours for excercises: Monday, 15:30 at S2|11 207, before handing in excercises in lecture

Outline

  1. Organizational matters and guiding principles
  2. Introduction to nuclei and strong interactions notes
  3. Nuclear forces: scattering and bound states
  4. Effective theories for low energies
  5. Many-body basics
  6. Many-body methods for nuclei and nuclear matter
  7. Chiral effective field theory for nuclear forces and applications to nuclei

Exercises

Exercise groups (biweekly)

Participation and solving homework sets are essential for understanding the material.

GroupTimeRoom
AFri, 9:50-11:30S2|11 10
BFri, 9:50-11:30S2|07 109

Literature

Lecture notes will be provided. An extensive set of material is also given at
http://www.int.washington.edu/PROGRAMS/talent13/
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