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Theoretical Nuclear Physics

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Main contents

  • Nuclear force and second quantization
  • Fundamental coupling schemes
  • Basic excitations in atomic nuclei and collectivity
  • Nuclear deformation
  • Magnetic resonances and medical applications
  • Normal product and the Wick theorem
  • Tamm-Dankoff & Random Phase Approximations
  • Nuclear shell model, seniority and computation
  • Fission, fusion and nuclear energy
  • Nuclear astrophysics and nucleosynthesis

Learning outcome

  • The capability to understand the structures and decays of atomic nuclei from a microscopic perspective and to perform basic calculations and independent studies


  • Basic knowledge in Quantum Physics

Chong Qi chongq@kth.se


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