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Seminar programme: Autumn - Winter 2018 - 2019


The Surrey Nuclear Physics Group (NPG) holds regular seminars in experimental, 

theoretical and applied nuclear physics. Future seminars and other research activities

are displayed here. This information can also usually be found at the Departmental

web pages and, in some cases, links to the slides of the speakers are available.

Links to recent seminars, workshops and schools are also available from the Recent

Events link in the sidebar - or from here.


Seminar venue:

Seminars usually take place at the University of Surrey. The regular venue is the Physics 

Department seminar room 30BB03. Any changes of location will be notified here. A map

of the Surrey campus is also available here.


Forthcoming Conferences and Schools

The next European Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics (EFB24) will be held

at the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, from 2nd to 6th September 2019.

This will be the 24th edition of this conference series which has, most recently, taken

place in Aarhus (2016), Krakow (2013), Salamanca (2010), and Pisa (2007).

24th European Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics (EFB24)

First circular is available here


Forthcoming seminars and events


Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 14.00 in Room 30BB03
Gianluca Colo (INFN, Milano)
Nuclear excitations: density-functional versus many-body approaches
In this talk, I will start with a bird's eye view of the present status of Density Functional

Theory (DFT) in nuclear physics. In recent years, the functionals that have been developed

have reached a quite high level of sophistication. I will explain the attempts by our group
for the improvement of these functionals: we aim at understanding on equal footing both

ground-state and excited-state properties. The focus will be on isospin as well as spin-

isospin excitations of finite nuclei. I will also touch upon isospin symmetry and its breaking.

Finally, a link with the properties of the nuclear equation of state, whose relevance is also

related to the recent new signals from neutron stars, will be established.
In the second part of the talk, I will dwell on the comparison between DFT and quantum

many-body theory. I will describe our models based on the extension of DFT that take

care of further correlations, I will discuss which observables do call for such extension,

and draw an analogy with the GW-method for electronic systems. In fact, a stronger
cross-fertilisation between the studies of nucleonic and electronic systems will be eventually

called for.


Seminar Organiser:

The seminar organiser is Dr Natasha Timofeyuk                    

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