My research project
Mean-field methods in nuclear structure and reactions
This project will make use of self-consistent mean-field (“Hartree-Fock”) based methods to calculate recent experimental results in nuclear structure and reaction studies. By doing so, the validity of the methods will be explored, as well as giving a physical description to interpret recent experimental results. Examples will include giant resonance states, low-lying excitations, isomers and ground state properties. Examples of cases of interest include recent studies on the giant monopole resonance in molybdenum-100 showing indication of triaxiality, and the low-lying octupole strength near lead-208, which is at odds with existing theoretical descriptions.