FYS9545 – Resonances in Atomic Nuclei

Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

The course covers resonance phenomena in atomic nuclei: giant dipole resonances, pygmy resonance and scissor resonance. The course gives an introduction to the theoretical background for these resonances, numerical calculations and how such phenomena are explored experimentally.

Learning outcome

Upon completing the course:

  • You will have knowledge of different resonance types in atomic nuclei and how these phenomena are interpreted
  • You master the theoretical background for the understanding of resonance phenomena
  • You have knowledge of experimental methods to study resonance phenomena in atomic nuclei
  • You will master codes for numerical calculations of resonances in atomic nuclei.

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Overlapping courses


The teaching will either be offered in the form of intensive teaching at summer schools; 2 weeks with 30 hours of lectures and 30 hours of hands on numerical calculations and student presentations, or as self-study.


Home exam in the form of a project assignment.

For PhD students, generally higher demands are placed on the content of the project assignment.

Examination support material

All examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 25, 2020 1:11:57 PM

Facts about this course


The course will not be offered in autumn 2020.

Teaching language