9am - 5pm
Tuesday 18 December - Friday 21 December 2018

Nuclear theory for nuclear experiments

This is a British Council UK-Russia Researchers Link workshop.

Department of Physics
University of Surrey
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This four-day workshop will bring together early career nuclear physics researchers from Russia and the UK to the University of Surrey.

Our aim is to create new networks of fundamental nuclear physics research, while capacity-building the future generation of researchers in the field. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore current challenges and identify the best ways to tackle them. The workshop will facilitate establishing long-term research links that will benefit career development in fundamental research. Participants will be given the opportunity to present their results, to consolidate their presentation skills, but also to engage actively in discussions.


A pdf version of the program is available here (pdf file, 82 kB).

In addition to scientific session, the workshop will also discuss nuclear data needs for industry and outreach activities in both countries. A careers session will be organised as well, presenting funding opportunities for early career researchers, including support for collaborations.


  • Nuclear structure
  • Microscopic approaches for nuclear reactions
  • Few-body physics
  • Fusion and fission research
  • Nuclear data
  • Future plans for DUBNA and other experimental facilities
  • Fundamental interactions in nuclear physics
  • Implications for astrophysical research
  • Equation of state of nuclear matter.


  • V. Kukulin, Critical survey of modern concepts for nuclear force (pdf file, 7.8 MB)
  • P. Arthuis, Bogoliubov many-body perturbation theory for open-shell nuclei (pdf file, 1.8 MB)
  • A. Klimochkina, Study of the single-particle properties of unstable nuclei within the dispersive optical model (pdf file, 3.2 MB)
  • I. Muzalevsky, Hydrogen-7 investigations at ACCULLINA-2 (pdf file, 3 MB)
  • J. Kirscher, Brunnian Neutron Nuclei (pdf file, 2.2 MB)
  • O. Sukhareva, Studies of validity of quasi-classical approximation to three-body decays (pdf file, 3.6 MB)
  • M. Rudigier, Competetive double gamma decay in 137Ba (pdf file, 5.1 MB)
  • D. Lyubashevsky, Comparative analysis of characteristics of T-odd asymmetries in cross sections of ternary fission reactions by cold polarized neutrons for the cases of the emission of prescission and evaporation third particles (pdf file, 825 kB)
  • A. Díaz-Torres, Low-energy fusion dynamics with the time-dependent wave-packet method (pdf file, 800 kB)
  • O. Rubtsova, Continuum discretization for nuclear reactions and nuclear matter calculations (pdf file, 7.2 MB)
  • M. Drissi, Towards a renormalization invariant equation of state of nuclear matter (pdf file, 5.8 MB)
  • P. Belov, Application of the coordinate asymptotic method and the complex scaling technique to the neutron-deuteron scattering problem (pdf file, 1.8 MB)


  • Pavel Belov (St Petersburg University) - Application of the coordinate asymptotic method and the complex scaling technique to the neutron-deuteron scattering problem
  • Anna Bezbach (JINR Dubna) - Influence of the neck degree of freedom of properties of superheavy
  • Andrei Bezbach (JINR Dubna) - Fragment separator ACCULLINA-2 in Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions
  • Anna Klimochkina (Moscow State University) - Single-particle properties of unstable nuclei within dispersive optical model
  • Pavel Kostryukov (Voronezh State University) - Search of vilating T-invariance asymmetries in the differential cross sections of nuclear reactions
  • Vasily  Kulikov (Moscow State University) - Exploration of shell-model energies within SS-HORSE approac
  • Dmitry Lyubashevsky (Voronezh State University) - Comparative analysis of characteristics of T-odd asymmetries in cross sections of ternary fission reactions by cold polarized neutrons for the cases of the emission of prescission and evaporation third particles
  • Ivan Muzalevskii (JINR Dubna) - Hydrogen-7 investigations at ACCULINNA-2 fragment separator.
  • Pavel Sharov (JINR Dubna) - Correlations in four-neutron nuclear decays
  • Olga Sukhareva (Omsk State Technical University) - Studies of validity of quasiclassical approach to three-body decays
  • Aleksandr Svirikhin (JINR Dubna) - Investigation of the properties of short-lived spontaneous fission isotopes of transfermium elements


  • Jim Al-Khalili (Surrey) - The Importance of Public Engagement in Science: A Personal Journey
  • Pierre Arthuis (Surrey) - Bogolyubov many-body perturbation theory for open shell nuclei
  • Elizabeth Cunningham (STFC) - Public engagement and nuclear physics
  • Paul Davies (Manchester) -  UK Nuclear Data Needs and Activities
  • Dan Doherty (Surrey) - Exploring nuclear shapes with Coulomb excitation
  • Mehdi Drissi (Surrey) - Towards renormalization invariant equation of state of nuclear matter
  • Alexis Diaz-Torres (Surrey) - Low-energy fusion dynamics in the timedependent wave-packet method
  • Ruchi Garg (Edinburgh) - Nuclear reaction measurements for heavy element nucleosynthesis
  • Katarzyna Hadynska-Klek (Surrey) - Study of super-deformation in 42Ca with
    Coulomb excitation
  • Johannes Kirscher (Manchester) - A theoretical search for neutron nuclei
  • Matthias Rudigier (Surrey) - Competitive gamma decays in 173Cs
  • Robin Smith (Sheffied Hallam) - Nuclear structure and astrophysics studies
    with the HIgS Optical TPC 
  • Kai Wen (Surrey) - Two-body dissipation effect in nuclear fusion reactions


The participation of 24 young researchers from the UK and Russia (12 from each country) will be supported by the British Council Researchers Link Grant (5 nights in a hotel, travel and local expenses). You must have no more than 10 years of post-doctoral experience (allowing for career breaks) to be eligible. Visa expenses for Russian participants will also be reimbursed.


Abstract submission for UK participants: 16 November 2018
Abstract submission for Russian participants: 12 October 2018
Visa invitations sent to Russian participants: 19 October 2018
Final programme available: 26 November 2018.


Registration to this event is now closed. If you have any queries, please contact the organisers below.




  • Dr. N. K. Timofeyuk (University of Surrey)
  • Dr. A. Rios Huguet (University of Surrey)
  • Dr. A. Diaz-Torres (University of Surrey).


  • Prof. V. I. Kukulin (Lomonosow Moscow State University)
  • Prof. L. V. Grigorenko (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna)
  • Dr. O. A. Rubtsova (Lomonosow Moscow State University).

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