We are a group of PhD students, early career researchers, senior research fellows, academic staff members and emeritus professors.


Our research is mostly funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), but we have also hosted Royal Society Fellows in the past and welcome applicants to the available schemes. We work at the forefront of nuclear theoretical physics, developing new tools that guide or complement nuclear experiments. 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).

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).

Group members are regularly invited as invited speakers in international conferences. We have also been involved in lectures.


    Group members consistently participate in outreach activities, like this TEDx talk on Neutron Stars which you can watch below.

    If you are interested in finding out more about the outreach activities we offer then take a look at the Department of Physics outreach section or feel free to contact the School Liaison and Outreach Officer, Dr Heather Campbell:

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