Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics , Fall 2005
Thursdays 9.30-11.30 in aud C
Lectures: Thursdays 12.00-14.30 in aud M.
Note that in weeks 39 and
40 lecture are Mondays AND Thursdays.:
Auditorium M, Niels Bohr
Institute, Blegdamsvej 21.
NUCLEAR PHYSICS FROM THE COULOMB BARRIER
TO ULTRARELATIVITIC ENERGIES.
Kenneth S. Krane.
Introductory Nuclear Physics.
John Wiley and Sons.
Supplemented by lecture notes in relativistic heavy ion physics.
email: gardhoje @ nbi.dk
tel: 35 32 53 09
office: Tb2 in HEHI building (T-villa)
There are 2-2.5 hours of
lectures and 2-2.5 hours of exercises per week. The final exam is oral of
approx. 20 mn. duration. A grade on the 13 scale (6 is passed) is given. There
will be approx. 8 questions (in total in nuclear and particle physics) selected
at random from a list made public in advance. The list will appear near end of
term on: http://alf.nbi.dk/~gardhoje/fys323exam.html . There is also the possibility
of choosing an ‘article
exam’, here the student draws a
scientific paper approx. 3 days before the exam and presents the paper
(in context) at the exam.
Content of course with dates for lectures in Nuclear Physics.
The schedule for the particle physics lectures can be found on Mogens Dams homepage on http://www.nbi.dk/~dam/fys323/fys323.html
LECTURE 1. September 1.
3.1 Nuclear radius, Distribution of charge, distribution of matter.
3.2 Nuclear mass.
3.3 Nuclear Binding Energy (semi-empirical mass formula, liquid drop model).
3.4 Nuclear Angular momentum.
3.5 Electromagnetic moments.
LECTURE 2. September 8.
4.1 The deuteron, binding energy, spin and parity, moments.
4.2 Nucleon-Nucleon scattering.
4.3 Proton-Proton and neutron-neutron interactions.
4.4 Properties of nuclear force.
Exchange force model.
LECTURE 3. Thursday September 15.
5.1 Shell model.
LECTURE 4. Thursday September 22.
5.2 Collective structures. Vibrations, rotations.
Realistic Nuclear models. Deformed nuclei.
LECTURE 5. Monday September 26.
8.2 Basic alpha decay processes.
8.3 Alpha decay systematics.
8.4 Theory of alpha emission.
Angular Momentum and parity in alpha decay.
9.1 Energy release in Beta decay.
9.2 Fermi theory for Beta decay.
Test of Fermi theory.
10.2. Classical electromagnetic radiation.
Transition to Quantum mechanics.
LECTURE 6. Thursday October 28.
19.1. Hot Big Bang Cosmology.
19.2 Particle and nuclear interactions in the early universe.
19.3 Primordial nucleosynthesis.
19.4 Stellar nucleosynthesis (A<60).
Nuclear Synthesis (A>60).
LECTURE 7. Thursday October 6.
2.3 The Cosmic Quark Gluon Phase Transition (pp: 14- 22)
6.1 Hot and dense matter in nucleus-nucleus collisions.
6.2 Schematic view of relativistic nucleus- nucleus collisions.
6.3 Lorentz invariant particle cross sections.
Thermal Boltzman spectra.
The home page (this page) of the Physics 323 course (nuclear) :
The home page of the High
Energy Heavy Ion Group (HEHI) with links to people and research:
Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics
tel: 35 32 53 09
For the updated list of
exercises see :