We are a group of PhD students, early career researchers, senior research fellows, academic staff members and emeritus professors working on theoretical approaches to the structure and reactions of atomic nuclei


Our research is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the Leverhulme Foundation, and other sources. We work at the forefront of nuclear theoretical physics, developing new tools that guide or complement nuclear experiments. Some of our research is computationally demanding and we exploit in-house High Performance Computing facilities as well as national resources like Distributed Research utilizing Advanced Computing (DiRAC).  Current projects include the development of quantum computation algorithms to solve the nuclear many-body problem, and the study of nuclear reactions in stellar enviroments taking the plasma background into account.

The synergies between our group and the Experimental Nuclear Physics Group are an important feature. We provide a breadth and depth of expertise that enables the innovative exploitation of present radioactive- and stable-beam facilities, while developing theoretical capabilities and experimental equipment to enable the optimum use of future facilities.

Scientific activities

We run a stimulating program of seminars together with the Experimental Nuclear Physics Group. We are actively involved in the organisation of scientific events at Surrey, like the British Council Researchers link Nuclear theory for nuclear experiments workshop; the 24th European Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics and the Ab Initio Nuclear Theory Workshop: From Breakthroughs to Applications. We also actively organise activities in the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics (Trento, Italy) and the Institute of Nuclear Theory (University of Washington, Seattle, USA).

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    Theoretical Nuclear Physics Group
    Department of Physics
    University of Surrey
    GU2 7XH