Structure and Reactions of Nuclei: towards a Global Theory (STRENGTH)

acronym: STRENGTH

National Coordinator: Angela Gargano

Participating Research Units: Catania, LNS, Milano, Napoli, Padova, Pisa


Nuclear physics is experiencing a period of significant developments, both from the theoretical and experimental viewpoint. One of the most important aspect consists in the opportunity to obtain a deeper and more complete understanding of nuclear matter through the study of the nuclei far from the valley of stability. New radioactive ion beam facilities (RIBs) are working in different countries and prority is given to the construction of new facilities, which will give us new opportunities to understand the structure and reactions of unstable nuclei, and will also provide information that is very instrumental for nuclear astrophysics. In this context, significant theoretical progress is required to interpret the experimental findings obtained with RIBFs, in the framework of a unitary view on stable and unstable nuclei.