Give the students insight into the variety of nuclear models that are nowadays applied to describe the properties of atomic nuclei. The basic assumptions, the applicability and the complementarity of the different nuclear moments is discussed.
The students should be familiar with quantum mechanics on an advance level and have a good notion of nuclear physics
* Part 1 (ULB): Effective interactions and Mean Field Methods in Nuclear Physics
The properties of the strong and residual interactions, as well as the use of realistic and effective interactions in nuclear physics will be discussed. Microscopic nuclear models are introduced: ab-initio, the shell model, mean field models and correlations beyond the mean field.
* Part 2 (KULeuven): The shell model and geometrical models
The shell model for simple configurations.
- Collective models for vibrational and rotational nuclei
- The Nilsson model
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Realistic and effective interactions in nuclear physics. Microscopic nuclear models: ab-initio models, the shell model, mean field models and correlations beyond the mean field, coupling between bound states and states in the continuum, description of excited nuclear states.
Introduce to the students to the concepts of microscopic nuclear theories.
The shell model from a practitioners viewpoint:
- dubbly magic nuclei +/- 0,1,2 nucleons
- semi-magic nuclei
- delta and pairing forces
- collective models (vibrations and rotations) the deformed Nilsson model.
Familiarize the students with the basic principles of the shell model, geometrical models and collective models.
R. Casten: "Nuclear Models from a Simple Perspective", Oxford University Press
S.V. Nilsson, I. Ragnarsson: "Shapes and Shells in Nuclear Sructure", Cambridge University Press
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