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Students and post-doctoral fellows interested in models for nuclear structure, phenomenological techniques for interpreting and predicting the structure of stable as well as exotic nuclei. The material will be of interest, and accessible, to both theorists and experimentalists, and will include learning the practical use of shell-model approaches in order to interpret and study nuclear structure experiments.

The students are expected to have operating programming skills in in compiled programming languages like Fortran or C++ or alternatively an interpreted language like Python and knowledge of quantum mechanics at an intermediate level. Preparatory modules on second quantization, Wick's theorem, representation of Hamiltonians and calculations of Hamiltonian matrix elements, independent particle models and Hartree-Fock theory are provided at the website of the course. Students who have not studied the above topics are expected to gain this knowledge prior to attendance. Additional modules for self-teaching on Fortran and/or C++ or Python are also provided.

The target group is Master of Science students, PhD students and early post-doctoral fellows. Also senior staff can attend but they have to be self-supported. The maximum number of students is 20-25, of which only at most 15 can receive full local support. The process of selections of the students will be managed in agreement with the ECT*.

Application for the ECT* TALENT School should be made electronically through the webform.

It should include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Description of academic and scientific achievements
  • Short letter expressing the applicant's personal motivation for attending the course

In addition a reference letter from the candidate's supervisor, addressed to "Professor Jochen Wambach, Director of ECT*", should be sent by email to Barbara Gazzoli.

Professor Jochen Wambach
Director ECT*
Strada delle Tabarelle, 286 I -38123 Villazzano (TN) Italy


ECT* will provide fellowships for selected students to cover their living expenses (i.e. accommodation and a limited per diem). Priority will be given to students staying for the entire length of the TALENT Programme. It is understood that students attending only parts of the program will fully self-support their living expenses (no additional fees are charged to the participants). Students are welcome to arrive on June 21 and leave on July 11.