Preface | p. xi |

Nuclear Many-Body Problem: Building Blocks | |

Role of Chiral Symmetry in the Nuclear Many-Body Problem | p. 3 |

Quantum Monte Carlo Calculations of p-shell Nuclei | p. 11 |

Electron Scattering and the Nuclear Many-Body Problem | p. 19 |

Relativistic Effects in Quasielastic Electron Scattering | p. 27 |

Nuclear Shell Model | |

Effective Interactions for Finite Nuclei | p. 35 |

Magic Numbers in Exotic Nuclei and Spin-Isospin Properties of NN Interaction | p. 41 |

Quantum Monte Carlo Methods for the Nuclear Many Body Problem at Finite Temperature | p. 49 |

Quadrupole Collective States in the Monte-Carlo Shell Model | p. 57 |

Variational Approach to Medium Mass N=Z Nuclei | p. 63 |

Description of Exotic Nuclei using Continuum Shell Model | p. 69 |

Relativistic Models | |

Relativistic Field Theories and the Microscopic Description of the Nuclear System | p. 79 |

Relativistic Mean Field Approach with Density and Momentum-Dependent Coupling Vertices | p. 89 |

Effects of New Couplings from Relativistic Effective Field Theory Models | p. 97 |

Rotating Nuclei in the Relativistic Mean Field Theory: Microscopic nature of nuclear magnetism | p. 103 |

Nuclear Fission Described in the Framework of the Relativistic Mean Field Theory: The Strutinsky type approach | p. 111 |

Relativistic Pseudospin Symmetry in Nuclei | p. 117 |

Relativistic Pseudospin Symmetry and the Structure of Nuclear States | p. 125 |

The Pseudospin Symmetry in Finite Nuclei: Dirac Phenomenology | p. 131 |

Symmetry Dictated Approaches | |

Microscopic Description of Heavy Deformed Nuclei | p. 139 |

Electromagnetic Transition Strengths in [superscript 104]Cd and [superscript 101]Ag and their Interpretation within the Interacting Boson (Fermion) plus Broken Pair Model | p. 145 |

Investigation of Properties of Mixed Symmetry States in [superscript 94]Mo and [superscript 96]Ru | p. 151 |

Pairing in Nuclei | |

Sources of Pairing in Nuclei | p. 161 |

Relativistic Theory of Pairing in Finite Nuclei | p. 169 |

Pairing Properties in Relativistic Mean Field Models Based on Effective Field Theory | p. 175 |

Contact Pairing Interaction for the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov Calculations | p. 181 |

Size Dependence of Pairing in Finite Fermi Systems | p. 189 |

Pairing Correlations along the Fission Path | p. 195 |

Nuclear Collective Motion | |

Multi-Phonon States in Spherical Nuclei | p. 203 |

Collective Properties of the Low Energy Dipole Response in the Relativistic RPA | p. 209 |

Extensions of the Perturbed SPA: Decay Rates of Damped Systems and Improvement for Small Temperatures | p. 215 |

High-Spin Structure of Neutron-rich Dy Isotopes | p. 223 |

Nuclei Far from Stability | |

The Challenges of Understanding Exotic Nuclei | p. 231 |

Quadrupole Collectivity in Theories Beyond Mean Field with Effective Forces | p. 239 |

Mean-field Treatment of Isobaric Excitations in N=Z Nuclei. Search for the Isoscalar Pairing Collectivity | p. 247 |

Particle-Unstable Nuclei: Mean-Field Description | p. 253 |

Proton Emission from Gamow Resonance | p. 259 |

Nucleon Distributions in Loosely Bound Nuclei | p. 265 |

Alpha Cluster Condensation in Threshold States of Self-conjugate 4n Nuclei | p. 271 |

Superheavy Nuclei | |

Superheavy Elements--Discoveries and Challenges | p. 281 |

Towards the Structure of the Heaviest Nuclei | p. 289 |

A Liquid Drop Model (LDM) for Nuclear Semi-Bubbles or, more generally Systems Consisting of Domains with Different Constant Density | p. 297 |

Synthesis of Superheavy Elements | p. 305 |

Recent Investigations of Superheavy Elements | p. 311 |

Weak Interactions and Astrophysics | |

Weak-Interaction Processes in Nuclear Astrophysics | p. 315 |

Hartree-Fock-BCS Calculations of Beta-decay Half-lives | p. 323 |

Neutrino Propagation in Neutron Matter and the Nuclear Equation of State | p. 329 |

Properties of Nuclei in the Neutron Star Crust | p. 337 |

Intersections | |

Shell Model with Random Interactions | p. 345 |

Kohn-Sham Approximation with Finite Range Forces | p. 353 |

Thermal Phase Transitions in Finite Quantum Systems | p. 359 |

Fractality for the Nuclear Line of Stability, Atomic Weights and Molecular Weights | p. 367 |

Index | p. 375 |

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