Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124 (FAX): (865) 574-1268
The nucleus is a correlated open quantum many-body system. The presence of states that are unbound to particle emission may have significant impact on spectroscopic properties of nuclei. A consistent description of the interplay berween scattering states, resonances, and bound states in the many-body wave function requires the continuum shell-model formulation. In this talk, recent advances in the application of the continuum shell model for the description of salient effects of the continuum coupling around the particle emission threshold will be discussed. This discussion will be illustrated by specific examples of spectra in weakly-bound/unbound nuclei as well as low-energy nuclear reactions.
Host: Witek Nazarewicz, 574-4580