Physics 6805: References

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Websites with nuclear tables and charts

Title Comments
Interactive Table of Nuclides Mouse-over an isotope (i.e., nuclide) and then click on your selection to reveal properties such as the binding energy per nucleon, the lifetime and decay modes (select the property at the top to set the color code). Use the "Zoom" setting to focus on a subset of nuclides. From the National Nuclear Data Center
KAERI Table of Nuclides Click on a region to zoom in. Lifetimes (half-lives) are displayed by color and the driplines are easy to identify. From the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.
Particle Data Group site Find out particle properties from the Summary Tables section. The Reviews, Tables, and Plots section has information on physical constants, units, and much more, as well as articles that summarize quantum chromodynamics and many other topics.
NN-OnLine Database of nucleon-nucleon (NN) scattering observables and phase shift analysis (plus codes!).
Center for Nuclear Studies (CNS) Data Analysis Center (DAC) Data bases for nucleon-nucleon (NN) observables and partial-wave analysis plus much more.
arXiv:nucl-th Archive of preprints devoted to nuclear theory.
arXiv:nucl-ex Archive of preprints devoted to nuclear experiment.
inSPIRE Database for high-energy and nuclear physics literature.

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Nuclear Decadal Survey and Long-Range Plans

Author(s)Title Comments
National Research Council Nuclear Physics: Exploring the Heart of Matter [password protected] This will be the starting point for our discussions.
NSAC Reaching for the Horizon The 2015 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science. NSAC is the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee.
NSAC Meeting Isotope Needs and Capturing Opportunities for the Future The 2015 Long Range Plan for the DOE-NP Isotope Program. NSAC is the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee.
NSAC Implementing the 2007 Long-Range Plan Report from 2013 on progress toward implementing the LRP from 2007. NSAC is the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee.
NSAC The Frontiers of Nuclear Science The Nuclear Physics Long-Range Plan from 2007. NSAC is the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee.
LENP writing committee White Paper on Low-energy Nuclear Physics Summary and recommendations about low-energy nuclear structure and reactions for the 2015 NSAC Long Range Plan.
NAP writing committee White Paper on Nuclear Astrophysics Summary and recommendations about nuclear astrophysics for the 2015 NSAC Long Range Plan.
Hot QCD writing committee White Paper on Hot QCD Summary and recommendations about relativistic heavy-ion physics for the 2015 NSAC Long Range Plan.
Cold QCD writing committee White Paper on Cold QCD QCD and Hadron Physics. Summary of the DNP Town Meeting, 13-15 September, 2014.
FSN writing group White Paper on Fundamental Symmetries Fundamental symmetries, neutrinos, neutrons, and astrophysics: a White Paper on progress and prospects.
Education and Innovation committee Education and Innovation Town Meeting Summary Report from the DNP Town Meeting on Education and Innovation in preparation for the 2015 NSAC Long Range Plan.
Computational NP writing committee Computational Nuclear Physics summary Report on Computational Nuclear Physics Meeting held July 14-15, 2014.
EIC writing committee Electron Ion Collider white paper Electron Ion Colider: The Next QCD Frontier. Understanding the glue that binds us all.

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Nuclear physics textbooks

Author(s)Title Comments
J.-L. Basdevant, J. Rich, and M. Spiro Fundamentals In Nuclear Physics [password protected]
Carlos A Bertulani Nuclear physics in a nutshell E-book from OSU library.
Bogdan Povh et al. Particles and Nuclei [password protected]
K. Heyde Basic ideas and concepts in nuclear physics : an introductory approach [Only one user at a time.]

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Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and other Standard Model textbooks

Author(s)Title Comments
Helmut Satz Ultimate Horizons: Probing the Limits of the Universe [password protected]
Chaichian, Perez Rojas, and Tureanu Basic Concepts in Physics: From the Cosmos to Quarks
Michael Munowitz Knowing: The Nature of Physical Law
Ulrich Ellwanger From the Universe to the Elementary Particles: A First Introduction to Cosmology and the Fundamental Interactions Undergrad text.
C. Gattringer and C. B. Lang Quantum Chromodynamics on the Lattice Warning: This is very advanced!
Florian Scheck Electroweak and Strong Interactions : Phenomenology, Concepts, Models Graduate text.
S. Braibant, G. Giacomelli, and M. Spurio Particles and Fundamental Interactions : An Introduction to Particle Physics
V. Parameswaran Nair Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Perspective

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Pedagogical topics, resource letters, and essays

Author(s)Title Comments
Richard Feynman The Feynman Lectures on Physics Classic three-volume set of lectures, readable online.
M.J. Duff, L.B. Okun, and G. Veneziano Trialogue on the number of fundamental constants Fun debate on how many fundamental dimensionful constants there are in physics.

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Recommended Physics Blogs (not just nuclear!)

Author(s)Title Comments
Matt Strassler Of Particular Significance This blog has not been active lately but there are many useful articles and posts on Standard Model Physics and the LHC. Some recommendations: What’s a Proton, Anyway?, What’s a Hadron?, The Nuclei of Atoms: At the Heart of Matter, Virtual Particles: What are they?.
Sabine Hossenfelder BackRe(Action) An active, always interesting, blog by a theoretical physicist whose research focuses on physics beyond the standard model, phenomenological quantum gravity, and modifications of general relativity.
Phil Plait Bad Astronomy "The entire universe in blog form."

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