Über den Autor
The authors have for decades worked on the applications of symmetries in nuclear, molecular, and other areas of physics. They were actively involved in the theoretical introduction of supersymmetry in nuclear physics.
Jan Jolie became an experimental physicist and subsequently performed several crucial experiments to test the applications of supersymmetry in atomic nuclei. For this work he was awarded the Leigh-Page Prize 2000 by Yale University.
Alejandro Frank is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has received several distinctions including a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Piet Van Isacker is a member of the Mexican Academy of Science and has written two previous books on the application of symmetry methods to nuclear physics.
Symmetry and Supersymmetry in Quantal Many-Body Systems.- Symmetry in Quantum Mechanics.- Dynamical Symmetries in Quantal Many-Body Systems.- The Algebraic Approach.- Symmetry in Nuclear Physics.- The Nuclear Shell Model.- The Interacting Boson Model.- A Case Study: 112Cd.- Supersymmetry in Nuclear Physics.- The Interacting Boson-Fermion Model.- Bose-Fermi Symmetries.- Examples Of Bose-Fermi Symmetries.- Nuclear Supersymmetry.- A Case Study: Detailed Spectroscopy of 195Pt.- Supersymmetry without Dynamical Symmetry.- Symmetries with Neutrons and Protons.- Pairing Models with Neutrons and Protons.- Interacting Boson Models with Neutrons and Protons.- The Interacting Boson Model-.- A Case Study: Mixed-Symmetry States in 94Mo .- Supersymmetries with Neutrons and Protons.- Combination of F Spin and Supersymmetry.- Examples of Extended Supersymmetries.- One-Nucleon Transfer in Extended Supersymmetry.- A Case Study: Structure of 196Au.- Supersymmetry and Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics.- The Supersymmetric Standard Model.- Strings and Superstrings.- Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics.- Conclusion.- References.
Symmetries in Atomic Nuclei aims to present an overview of recent applications of symmetry to the description of atomic nuclei. Special care is given to a pedagogical introduction of symmetry concepts using simple examples. After a historical overview of the applications of symmetry in nuclear physics, progress in the field during the last decade is reviewed. Special emphasis is put on the introduction of neutron-proton and boson-fermion degrees of freedom. Their combination leads to a supersymmetric description of pairs and quartets of nuclei.
Both theoretical aspects and experimental signatures of dynamical (super)symmetries are carefully discussed. Case studies show how these symmetries are displayed by real atomic nuclei which have been studied experimentally using state-of-the art spectroscopy. This book focuses on nuclear structure physics and has been written by active investigators in the field, but its scope is wider and is intended for final-year or post-graduate students and researchers interested in understanding the power and beauty of symmetry methods in physics.
Provides the first extensive presentation of nuclear supersymmetry ideas and experiments in the literature, including recent research
Discusses both the main theoretical ideas and models and the experimental methods that verify them
Symmetry methods in nuclear physics are presented in a unified and pedagogical manner