The course introduces some of the most important concepts and methods of modern nuclear structure theory. The syllabus presents a continuation of the topics included in the fourthyear course  Nuclear Physics, and provides a basis for a number of elective courses in the doctoral program. The emphasis is on the introduction of physical ideas and basic theoretical methods that are used in the description of a variety of phenomena governed by the strong, electromagnetic and weak interactions in atomic nuclei. The syllabus includes the necessary mathematical techniques, an overview of modern theoretical lowenergy nuclear physics, and prepares students for individual research projects.
CONTENT:
1) NUCLEAR INTERACTIONS: deuteron, nucleonnucleon scattering and nuclear forces, nucleonnucleon potentials, threenucleon systems and NNN interactions;
2) Models of nuclear structure: structure of light nuclei from NN and NNN forces, the meanfield concept and the nuclear shell model, deformed nuclear potential and rotations, the HartreeFock selfconsistent field, pairing correlations, HartreeFockBogoliubov theory, harmonic vibrations, randomphase approximation;
3) Electromagnetic interactions: the nuclear electromagnetic current, the quantized electromagnetic field, emission of electromagnetic radiation, selection rules and sum rules, effective charge;
4) Weak nuclear interactions: simple theory of betadecay, allowed transitions, nuclear betadecay, neutrino in betadecay, symmetrybreaking in betadecay.

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