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Recent Advances in the Nuclear Shell Model

June 19-20, 2014, GANIL, Caen, France


FUSTIPEN Topical Meeting

«Recent Advances in the Nuclear Shell Model»

June 19-20, 2014, GANIL, Caen, France


The traditional nuclear shell model, involving a limited number of active nucleons acting over a limited set of single-particle orbitals, has been extremely successful in providing a microscopic description of nuclear properties across the periodic table. Despite its long history, major advances in the subject continue to be made.

We propose to hold a two-day workshop to discuss some of the key recent advances and to point the way to future study.  Key themes of the workshop will include the evolution of shell structure with neutron and proton number, the description of coexistence near closed shells, the effective interaction between nucleons (one- and two-body and beyond), the optimal choice of the shell model space, and symmetry tests carried out within the shell model. The workshop will include talks on recent theoretical developments in the field and on related experimental studies.

We invite those participants who believe that they can contribute to the discussion to contact us at In line with previous workshops of this kind, the format of the workshop will be kept informal with ample time for discussion.

More information can be found in:


Stuart Pittel (University of Delaware, Newark)

Piet Van Isacker (GANIL)