The Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT)
will host a three-week course June 22 - July 10, 2015. The
purpose of this course is to provide a pedagogic introduction
to the basic concepts in nuclear and neutrino physics needed to
understand and interpret observations of neutron stars and
The TALENT/INT course on Nuclear Physics of Neutron Stars and Supernovae is part of the TALENT initiative
("Training in Advanced Low-Energy Nuclear Theory") to develop a
graduate program of excellence in low-energy nuclear theory. The program
will build a network of strong connections between universities and
research laboratories and institutes worldwide, and provide a unique and
in-depth training ground for the future needs of nuclear physics. More
details about the TALENT initiative and other courses can be found
course is intended for students who have already completed graduate
level courses in quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and statistical
mechanics. We plan to admit about 20-25 students.
- Only online applications will be considered. To apply go to: "TALENT 2015 Application"
- The application deadline is March 1, 2015.
Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
We will provide room and board for all accepted students.
Students will be housed in double occupancy rooms in the University
dormitory and will receive meal cards to cover breakfast, lunch and
dinner on campus.
Guest Seminar Speakers:
- 45 hours of lectures.
- 15 hours of active learning.
- 45 hours of problem solving.
- 5 guest seminars.
- 15 hours of student presentations.
- Stellar evolution, supernova and neutron stars.
- Observations and basic properties of neutron stars and supernovae.
- Brief review of nuclear forces and nuclear models.
- Review of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
- Basic notions in dense matter theory.
- Simple models, the equation of state, and linear response theory.
- Homogeneous dense nuclear matter.
- Tolman Oppenheimer Volkoff equations and neutron star structure.
- Physics at sub-nuclear density and the properties of the neutron star crust.
- Superfluidity and superconductivity in neutron stars.
- Phase transitions at high density.
- Neutrino processes in dense matter and neutron star cooling.
- Transport properties of degenerate matter.
- Accreting neutron stars.
- Supernova neutrinos.
- Gravitational waves from neutron star.
Financial support for this TALENT course is provided by the US Department of Energy's
(DOE) Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT) and by the National Science
Foundation's (NSF) Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA).