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.


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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 
  • P. Arthuis, Bogoliubov many-body perturbation theory for open-shell nuclei 
  • A. Klimochkina, Study of the single-particle properties of unstable nuclei within the dispersive optical model 
  • I. Muzalevsky, Hydrogen-7 investigations at ACCULLINA-2 
  • J. Kirscher, Brunnian Neutron Nuclei 
  • O. Sukhareva, Studies of validity of quasi-classical approximation to three-body decays 
  • M. Rudigier, Competetive double gamma decay in 137Ba 
  • 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 
  • A. Díaz-Torres, Low-energy fusion dynamics with the time-dependent wave-packet method 
  • O. Rubtsova, Continuum discretization for nuclear reactions and nuclear matter calculations 
  • M. Drissi, Towards a renormalization invariant equation of state of nuclear matter 
  • P. Belov, Application of the coordinate asymptotic method and the complex scaling technique to the neutron-deuteron scattering problem 



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
  • Dr A. Rios Huguet
  • Dr O. A. Rubtsova.



  • 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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