In the fall of 2000 we are going to organize at the Institute for Nuclear Theory in Seattle the three-month program entitled
Below you may find a very short description of the topics we would like to cover during the program.
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Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle
October 2, 2000 - December 10, 2000

Ground state properties from the valley of stability to the drip line.
Theoretical studies of nuclei far from stability are expected to guide the development and provide the motivation for extensions of experimental knowledge of hitherto unexplored nuclei. Because of the closeness of particle continuum and very large neutron excess, the very neutron rich nuclei may present novel features as compared to nuclei near the bottom of the stability valley. Their study requires, therefore, developing and applying approaches that are able to account for these new aspects of nuclear structure.
The heavy proton rich nuclei have small or no proton "excess" and for these nuclei the particle continuum is less significant due to the presence of the Coulomb barrier. Therefore one expects that the traditional methods of nuclear structure can be applied. On the other hand, studies of these nuclei may provide invaluable test of these methods, and the extended range of the isospin dependence can be used to improve them significantly.
The following aspects of exotic nuclei will be addressed during the program: isospin mixing and proton-neutron correlations near the proton drip-line; exotic structures in light neutron rich nuclei; nuclear shell-structure far from stability; neutron skin in heavy neutron rich nuclei; the structure of super-heavy elements; and pair correlations.

Excited states and high spin rotations.
Nuclear dynamics and collective motion, and in particular rotational structures in nuclei, provide a unique laboratory for studying properties and interactions of many-fermion systems. Rotational states can be relatively easily accessed through precise gamma spectroscopy which allows for detailed studies of weak nuclear phenomena. Since the rotational and single-particle motions are inextricably intertwined, we may gain access to single-particle properties provided we know how to disentangle both classes of motion.
During the program we would like to address the following aspects of nuclear dynamics: rotational bands in superdeformed nuclei; identical bands; moments of inertia; multipole moments and alignments; hyperdeformation and odd-parity deformations; shape coexistence and large amplitude collective motion; fission and cluster emission; proton emission, neutron evaporation and pair transfers; giant resonances; and beta and double-beta decay.

The nuclear interaction.
Modern approaches to nuclear phenomena strive to extract from a description of data a better knowledge of nuclear interactions. On the other hand, there is recently an increased interest in methods allowing for a derivation of effective nuclear interactions (those used in the mean-field as well as in the shell-model approaches) from bare nucleon-nucleon forces.
The program may help in studying the following issues: effective interactions to be used near the beta-stability line, at the drip lines, for high-spin states as well as in the study of neutron stars; phenomenological and self-consistent mean-fields; shell-model interactions; algebraic models and hamiltonians; effective interactions in theories beyond the mean field; and pairing correlations.
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