Course syllabus

Avancerad kärnfysik
Advanced Nuclear Physics

FKFN40, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2021-04-23

General Information

Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The purpose of the course is familiarise students with theoretical and experimental nuclear physics. The course will focus on nuclear structure and reactions models, experiments, and their scientific applications. Furthermore, Computational and experimental laboratories will introduce students to research methods used in modern nuclear physics.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course will include an overview of nuclear theory models for nuclear structure and reactions, and  relevant experimental configuration. In particular,


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The assessment is normally based on written assignments (note: hand-ins, 70% compulsory to enter final oral exam, two laboratory reports and a proof of participation for the third) and oral examination. Two opportunities for the final examination are given per academic year.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FYSC12, FKF021, FKFN20

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andrea Idini,
Course coordinator: Joakim Cederkäll,
Course homepage:
Further information: The teaching consists of plenary lectures, group tuition, and supervision in connection with laboratory sessions and associated computer exercises. The lectures are mainly devoted to an overview of the theoretical content, experimental setups and results, including topics relevant for the laboratory sessions, and presentation of contemporary research. The lectures are accompanied by group tuition and compulsory individual problem-sheet hand-ins. The laboratory sessions involve preparatory meetings, laboratory work including computer exercises, feedback sessions, and written reports. Participation is compulsory and graded separately from the front lecture part of the course. It is mandatory to attend the introductory meeting, alternatively the first lecture, or inform the course responsible in order to be admitted to the course.