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
Highlight: Probing ab initio emergence of nuclear rotationOctober 2020The European Physical Journal A recognized work on ab initio emergence of nuclear rotation, by Mark Caprio, Patrick Fasano, and collaborators, with an EPJA Highlight. This article was an invited contribution to the European Physical Journal A topical issue The tower of effective (field) theories and the emergence of nuclear phenomena.
Colloquium: Joaquin DrutOctober 2020Nuclear theorist Joaquin Drut of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is giving the October 7, 2020, departmental colloquium Blurry old pictures: Noise, memory, and the challenge of the quantum many-body problem.
Colloquium: Jason ChangJanuary 2020