Kärnstrukturteori 2019 (under construction)

(Nuclear structure theory (FMF121,FYST11)

- This is the homepage for the course in Nuclear structure theory (FMF121,FYST11) at Lund University.

- This course is intended for the students, who want to experience some theoretical exercises in the application of quantum mechanics. It gives an introduction to the advanced research field of theoretical nuclear physics, in which several senior staffs at the division of mathematical physics are working.

- Students for this course are expected to have a knowledge of Quantum Mechanics corresponding to the Advanced Course.

- Below we provide information and useful documents for the course.

New stuff

- 8/1 2020 -
The hand-ins for set 3 are now corrected and can be picked up in the cupboard next to room C368. Send an e-mail to Jimmy if you want to have your hand-in scanned over to you.

- 22/12 2019 -
Book time for exam

- 6/12 2019 -
The exercise session the 13th of December is canceled.
Instead the session will be held on Monday the 16th of December between 15:15-17:00 in room B307 (located in the corridor of Mathematical Physics).

Printed copies of the appendix for chapter 6 in the book Shapes and Shells in Nuclear Structure is now available in the box next to room C368. The appendix is helpful for some of the problems in the first set of hand in excercises. Also chapter 5 in the compendium by Hamamoto is a good reference.

- 12/12 2019 -
Notes on Green's function
Notes on HFB

- 27/11 2019 -
Material on Pairing in nuclei:
BCS, Ragnarsson

- 21/11 2019 -
Material on 2nd quantization and nuclear shell model:
2nd quantization and nuclear shell model

- 12/11 2019 -
Material from lecture on Hartree-Fock method:
Hartree-Fock method

- 12/11 2019 -
Material from lecture on nucleon-interaction:
nucleon interaction general
isospin symmetry

- 11/11 2019 -
Solutions to the exercises for week 1 are now available below. There will be a new set of solutions for each week.


Course introduction meeting will be held on Thuesday, 5/11/2019 at 12:30 in
seminar room C368 (third floor house C in fysicum)

Description of the course

The syllabus is available here
list of lectures


- Lecturers:

Andrea Idini
Gillis Carlsson

- Exercise assistant:

Jimmy Ljungberg

- För questions concerning course registration, Ladok, registration for exams and similar contact: Eskil Fredriksson


Each week there are 2 or 3 lectures and one excercise session,

Lectures: seminar room C368, Tuesdays 15-17 and Wednesdays 8-10 and sometimes Thursday 8-10
Exercises: Fridays 10-12 in different rooms (cf. list of lectures )


The main literature for the course consists of handouts distributed over lectures based on

(1) S.G. Nilsson and I. Ragnarsson: Shapes and Shells in Nuclear Structure, Cambridge Press, 1995.

(2) I. Hamamoto, Theoretical Nuclear Structure Physics, Kompendium, Div. of Mathematical Physics
(printouts distributed during lectures)

(3) D. J. Rowe, Nuclear Collective Motion, World Scientific, 2010

Extra reading

Recommended books covering many-body methods applied to nuclear structure are:

P. Ring and P. Schuck: The Nuclear Many-Body Problem
J. Suhonen: From Nucleons to Nucleus

Course Material

- Course literature: handed out during the lectures

- excercises:

excercises for lectures 1-3, and 7-9 (Only chapters 1-6, 11, 12 will be covered)
In particular,
Exercises on Deformed nuclei: 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8.1
Exercises on Pairing: 11.3, 11.4 (opt), 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.5
Exercises for Lectures 4-6, Second Quantization, Shell Model, Collective Modes

solutions 1
solutions 2
solutions 3
solutions 4
solutions 5

- Hand-in excercises:

Hand-in friday week 3: set 1
Hand-in friday week 5: set 2
Hand-in friday week 7 (or latest before exam): set 3

To be handed in during the excercise sessions on fridays.
Alternatively it may be given in the box in the cupboard next to room C368


Oral exams, take place in dec. 2019 - jan. 2020
List of Exam Questions