13-17 June 2016
Niigata University (Ikarashi Campus)
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Nuclear density functional theory for astrophysics

13 Jun 2016, 11:00
1h 30m
Library Hall, Central Library (Niigata University (Ikarashi Campus))

Library Hall, Central Library

Niigata University (Ikarashi Campus)

Central Library, Niigata University (Ikarashi Campus), 8050 Ikarashi 2-nocho, Nishi-ku Niigata City, 950-2181, Japan
Invited Lecture Paar


Prof. Nils Paar (University of Zagreb)


In this lecture an overview will be given on the relativistic nuclear energy density functional, and its applications in modeling nuclear properties and weak interaction processes involving nuclei of relevance for astrophysics. In the first step, the formalism of the theory framework will be introduced, and the strategies to constrain the functional will be discussed. In the second part the applications in modeling nuclear ground state properties, collective excitations, beta decay and electron capture rates, and neutrino-nucleus reactions will be addressed. Astrophysically relevant properties of nuclear matter will be introduced, including strategies to constrain the nuclear symmetry energy from experimental data on finite nuclei, and relations to the neutron star properties.

Primary author

Prof. Nils Paar (University of Zagreb)

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