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Title: Manuel Fiolhais Centre for Computational Physics CFCUC University of Coimbra, Portugal

Manuel FiolhaisCentre for Computational
Physics(CFC-UC)University of Coimbra, Portugal
Some highlights of Nuclear Physics at The
University of Coimbra
NuPECC meeting, Lisboa, November 2004
Department of Physics 55 staff members 10
are nuclear hadron physicists
Other areas condensed matter (clusters, X-ray
diffraction), high energy, cosmology,
instrumentation, electronics, education, etc.
Research activity organized in 5 Research Centres
Centre for Computational Physics (25 nuclear
Centre for Theoretical Physics (50 nuclear
Lab for advanced computing of CFC
100 processors interconnected
Centopeia (centipede)
Publications in international journals
  • Physical Review C
  • Physical Review D
  • Physical Review Letters
  • Physics Letters B
  • Nuclear Physics A
  • Nuclear Physics B
  • European Physics Journal
  • Europhysics Letters
  • Journal of Physics G Particle and Nuclear Physics

Some keywords (not exhaustive)
  • Relativistic Nuclear Physics
  • Nuclear Physics at Intermediate energies
  • Effective models of QCD
  • Chiral symmetry
  • Phenomenology of the nucleon and isobars
  • Meson spectroscopy
  • Astrophysics

The Ds (2117) meson in a unitarized quark model
Eef van Beveren
Chiral gauge theories and heavy-ions
Brigitte Hiller and Alex Blin
  • Dynamics of chiral gauge theories in a
    generalized Schwinger-DeWitt approach
    generalization to arbitrary non-degenerate mass
  • Calculation of the low lying spectrum of
  • Calculation of the low lying spectrum of scalars
  • Calculation of pion-kaon scattering lengths
  • Description of resonance production in
    ultra-relativistic heavy-ion reactions.
  • Invariant mass spectra of various channels
  • Ratios of resonances
  • Abundances and transverse momentum spectra
  • Correlations in the invariant mass of decay

(3-flavour) Nambu-Jona Lasínio model
Maria da Conceição Ruivo
Phase transitions, restoration of symmetries and
meson properties at finite temperature and
density - Phase transitions in hot and dense
matter - Pseudoscalar meson properties (masses
and quark meson coupling constants) - Two
photon decays of the neutral mesons ?0 and ? in
vacuum and in medium - Effective restoration of
chiral and UA(1) symmetry at finite temperature
and density
EoS and relativistic nuclear matter
Constança Providência
EOS for stellar matter - hadronic matter
non-linear Walecka model (NLWM) with hyperons,
quark meson coupling model (QMC) with hyperons
and kaon condensate, NLWM with ? meson - quark
matter su(3) NJL model and MIT Bag model in the
normal phase and CFL phase - mixed phase
global charge conservation EOS in hadronic
matter, with chiral symmetry. Collective modes in
relativistic matter for asymmetric matter -
relativistic Vlasov equation Asymmetric matter
liquid-gas phase transition in relativistic
models - relativistic mean field - NLWM, NLWM
with density dependent coupling constants, NLWM
with ? meson, QMC -spinodal, direction of
instability, effect of Coulomb interaction Correla
tions in relativistic models EOS for nuclear
matter Hartree-Fock with correlations (unitary
operator) Algebraic models
Pseudospin symmetry in nuclei
Pedro Alberto, MF
  • Pseudospin symmetry as a dynamical symmetry in
  • Dependence with potential parameters (radius,
  • Coulomb effects

Nucleon properties and NN transitions
MF et al.
  • The nucleon as a chiral soliton
  • Linear sigma model
  • Chromodielectric model
  • Chiral-quark-soliton model
  • (NJL inspired)
  • Bag models (CBM, etc.)

Astroparticle physics
MF et al.
- Application of quark models to the EOS quark
matter and study of compact objects (hybrid
stars, quark stars)
Programmed activities
  • Axial form factors of N-?
  • Electromagnetic NN transitions
  • Structure functions
  • Quark distributions
  • Medium effects in the nucleon
  • Studies of pseudo-spin symmetries in nuclei
  • Etc.

Collaborations abroad
  • Bochum (Germany)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Rio de Janeiro, S. Paulo, Florianópolis, Belo
    Horizonte (Brazil)
  • Cracow (Poland)
  • JINR, Dubna (Russia)

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