This group studies the role of neutrinos in stellar evolution, the dynamics of core-collapse supernovae, neutron stars, and the early Universe, the solar neutrino problem, dark matter detection, neutrino effects in type-II supernovae. It also studies the related area of r-process nucleosynthesis, and constraints on neutrino properties from astrophysical observations.
The theoretical nuclear group maintains close
contacts with other
institutions in this country (e.g. Michigan State, National Institute
for Nuclear Theory (Seattle), Argonne National Laboratory and Lawrence
Berkeley Laboratory) as well as in Australia, Japan, Europe and Latin
America, which result in collaboration and frequent visitors from those
institutions. Research is currently being pursued here on compound and
pre-equilibrium effects and statistical fluctuations in nuclear
reactions, high energy heavy-ion reactions with projectile
fragmentation, nuclear multi fragmentation, deeply inelastic heavy-ion
collision, phase transitions in nuclear and hadronic systems, nuclear
structure and symmetry principles, supersymmetry in many-body systems,
semi-classical techniques applied to heavy ion reactions, and
effects in nuclear reactions and models.