A series of four nuclear physics lectures given by Prof. Richard Casten from Yale University. These lectures will provide a simple overview of the structure of atomic nuclei, including empirical signatures of structure, the dependence of structure on proton and neutron numbers, the complementarity of microscopic ( nucleon-based) and macroscopic (many-body and symmetry perspective) approaches.
Large Scale Shell Model is the tool of choice for spectroscopic studies in the modern nuclear structure calculations. It can describe simultaneously the spectroscopic properties and decay of odd and even nuclei in a given mass region. Being fully microscopic, it is as well perfectly suited for studies of the fundamental properties of the nuclear force. The shell model code ANTOINE, created by E. Caurier in Strasbourg, is one of most popular shell model codes in the world.