Nuclear Structure And Processes In The Relativistic Nuclear Energy Density Functional Theory

Nils Paar
University of Zagrep, Department of Physics

Complete understanding of how stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis work, with self-consistent microscopic description of all relevant
nuclear properties and phenomena included, has not been achieved yet. In particular, weak-interaction processes play a crucial role in the late stages of the evolution of a massive star and in presupernova stellar collapse, as well as in the synthesis of elements in the universe.  In order to provide a theoretical description of relevant nuclear properties and processes, a theory framework of the relativistic nuclear energy density functional (RNEDF) has been established including the relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov model and relativistic quasiparticle random phase approximation, supplemented with modeling of the cross sections and rates of the weak interaction processes. Recent implementations of the RNEDF provide a unified description of a variety of nuclear properties of astrophysical relevance, including the equation of state, nuclear masses, collective excitations and weak interaction processes such as electron capture and neutrino induced reactions.

Yer: MSGSÜ Bomonti Binası, Fizik Bölümü
Tarih: 2 Ekim Çarşamba, Saat: 15:00

Not: Nils Paar 30 Ekim Pazartesi – 4 Eylül Cuma günleri arasında MSGSÜ Fizik Bölümünü ziyaret edecektir.