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TALENT 2017 schedule

ORGANISERS: 

Alex Brown (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University) 

Morten Hjorth-Jensen (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University and Department of Physics, University of Oslo) 

 

STUDENTS' CO-ORDINATORS AND ADVISOR:

Morten Hjorth-Jensen (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University and Department of Physics, University of Oslo) 

 

TEACHERS:

Alex Brown (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University)

Alexandra Gade (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University)

Robert Grzywacz (Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee)

Morten Hjorth-Jensen (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University and Department of Physics, University of Oslo)

Gustav Jansen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

An eventual Post-doctoral fellow and an advanced graduate student as teaching assistants.

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE    
Week 1 Lecture Topics Projects and exercises

 Monday

Introduction and discussion of data

Hamiltonians and mean field

Discussion of separation energies, shells gaps and selected excited states

Discussion of harmonic oscillator and Woods-Saxon potentials

 Tuesday

Mean field models and Hartree-Fock theory

Discussion of harmonic oscillator and Woods-Saxon potentials
 Wednesday

Second quantization and shell-model basics

Experiments and data that justify a mean-field interpretation

Discussion of Hartree-Fock calculations

 Thursday

Shell-model code for a simple pairing problem

Basic shell-model algorithm

Properties of the pairing problem

How to structure a shell-model program

 Friday

Writing a shell-model program for the simple pairing problem

Work on shell-model code

     
Week 2 Lecture Topics Projects and exercises
 Monday

Shell-model Hamiltonians and the sdsd-shell as case

Efficient computations of Hamiltonian matrices

Extend shell-model to realistic nuclear structure cases

 Tuesday

Effective Hamiltonians and angular momentum algebra

Bit representations of state functions and setup of Hamiltonian matrices

Wednesday

Effective Hamiltonians from data

Continue work on shell-model code

Thursday

One- and two-particle transfer operators

Spectroscopic factors (SFs), overlap functions and experiments related to SFs

Computing angular momentum expectation values
 Friday  

Electromagnetic decays, theory and experiment

Introducing NushellX

 

Finalize shell-model code for spectra

Demonstrations of NushellX and comparison with own code

     
 Week 3 Lecture Topics  Projects and exercises
Monday

Electromagnetic decays and NushellX calculations

More on onebody operators and transition densities

 Individual projects
Tuesday Beta-decays and Gamow-Teller transitions, theory and experiments  Individual projects
Wednesday

Beta-decays and Gamow-Teller transitions, theory and experiments

 Individual projects
 

Using NushellX for studies of beta-decays

 
Thursday Two-body transition operators and double-beta decay  Individual projects
Friday  Double-beta decay and wrap-up of course  Work on final projects
   
   
TEACHING  
Time Activity
9 am - 12 pm Lectures, project relevant information and directed exercises
12 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 6 pm Computational projects, exercises and hands-on sessions
6 pm - 7 pm Wrap-up of the day and eventual student presentations