Physics 561, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Winter 2003
Instructor: Aurel
Bulgac
The class will meet TuTh 10:30  11:50 am in PAB B109
This course web page will likely change throughout the quarter and
you are
advised to make a bookmark and consult it periodically.
There are no notes available at this time.
Besides regular lectures I would like to set up a weekly moderated
meeting as well, where
students will discuss various problems, typically only partially
covered in lectures but
assigned as home study projects.
I shall post here as well various problems, related material and
additional information.
Textbook:

The Nuclear ManyBody
Problem
Peter Ring and
Peter Schuck, Springer 1980.
This text is out of print
unfortunately. I have reserved however in the Physics Library two copies
of the book.
Additional texts:

Nuclear Structure,
vols. 1 and 2,
A. Bohr and B.
Mottelson
This is classic reference and I
I shall use selectively various
topics from these books. mainly from
volume 2.

The Theory of Finite
Fermi System and the Properties of Atomic Nuclei
A.B. Migdal

Methods of Quantum Field
Theory in Statistical Physics
A.A. Abrikosov, L.P.
Gorkov and I.E. Dzyaloshinski

Quantum ManyBody Systems
J.W. Negele and H. Orland

Quantum Theory of Many Particle Systems
A.L. Fetter and J.D. Walecka
I shall use selectively various topics from
these monographs, in
particular the diagramatic technique, path
integrals.
Topics:

Brief introduction to diagramatic technique

HartreeFock (HF) method, symmetries, dilute systems, Brueckner HF,
infinite nuclear matter, effective interactions, density functional
theory

Bogoliubov quasiparticles, HartreeFockBogoliubov (HFB),
BCS approximation

Timedepedent HarteeFock (TDHF), Random Phase Approximation (RPA),
broken symmetries and spurious modes, sum rules, polarizabilities,
correlations,
constraint HF, finite temperature properties, level density

Boson expansion methods, Generator Coordinate Method (GCM), Adiabatic
TDHF,
restoration of broken symmetries, vibrational and rotational spectra,
fission

Semiclassical methods, ThomasFermi, Strutinsky shellcorrections

Path integral methods

Nuclear reactions, Distorted Wave Born Approximation, Eikonal approximation,
optical model, nuclear resonaces and random matrices, heavy ion
reactions, kinetic
equations
The level of detail will vary, some topics will be treated in more
detail than others.