Nuclear theory research at Notre Dame addresses the origin of the elements and the strongly correlated motion of nucleons within the nucleus, through investigations in theoretical nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure physics. In nuclear astrophysics, we probe the properties of nuclei and nuclear matter under extremes of temperature and density, in order to constrain nuclear physics, astrophysical environments, and non-standard model physics. In nuclear structure, we seek to understand the emergence of simple patterns, such as quantal rotational and vibrational modes, through ab initio and collective approaches, in nuclei from the very lightest to the heaviest and to the limits of stability.
News & Events
Colloquium: Gail McLaughlinNovember 2019Nuclear theorist Gail McLaughlin of North Carolina State University is giving the November 20, 2019, departmental colloquium.
Midwest Theory Get-TogetherOctober 2019The Notre Dame nuclear theory group is serving as the organizing committee for the 2019 edition of the Midwest Theory Get Together at Argonne National Laboratory, October 25–26, 2019. This annual meeting brings together theorists in nuclear physics and related areas from across the Midwest, for two days of talks and interactions. The 2019 event will be coupled with an Argonne Director's Special Colloquium by 2018 Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland.
Colloquium: Charlotte ElsterSeptember 2019Nuclear theorist Charlotte Elster of Ohio University is giving the September 25, 2019, departmental colloquium.
Colloquium: Saori PastoreSeptember 2019Nuclear theorist Saori Pastore of Washington University in St. Louis is giving the September 18, 2019, departmental colloquium.