Prof. Nils Paar


  • Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Science University of Zagreb (Department of Physics)

Fields of interest:

  • Nuclear structure, exotic modes of excitation, exotic nuclei, effective nuclear interactions
  • Nuclear astrophysics, weak interaction processes, neutrino-nucleus reactions, neutron stars
  • mathematical modeling, computational physics


Five selected publications:

  • X. Roca-Maza, N. Paar, G. Colò, “Covariance analysis for energy density functionals and instabilities”, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 42 034033 (2015).
  • N. Paar, Ch. C. Moustakidis, T. Marketin, D. Vretenar, and G. A. Lalazissis, Neutron star structure and collective excitations of finite nuclei, Phys. Rev. C 90, 011304 (Rapid Communications) (2014).
  • N. Paar, H. Tutman, T. Marketin, T. Fischer, “Large-scale calculations of supernova neutrino-induced reactions in Z=8-82 target nuclei”, Phys. Rev. C 87, 025801 (2013).
  • N. Paar, Y. F. Niu, D. Vretenar, and J. Meng, “On the isoscalar-isovector splitting of pygmy dipole structures”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 032502 (2009).
  • N. Paar, D. Vretenar, E. Khan, and G. Colo, “Exotic modes of excitation in atomic nuclei far from stability”, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 691 (2007).

Nils Paar is professor at the Faculty of Science University of Zagreb. His research is focused on exotic nuclear modes of excitation in the relativistic quasiparticle random phase approximation and nuclear structure in the framework of correlated realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions. In particular, the focus is on exotic nuclear excitations including pygmy resonances, evolution of excitation spectra toward limits of nuclear stability, and modeling nuclear structure within unitary correlation operator method. He is also active in the field of research of weak interaction processes of relevance for nuclear astrophysics. The research includes spin-isospin excitations, neutrino-nucleus reactions, stellar electron capture, exotic nuclear structure. He also extended his work toward neutrino and nuclear processes of astrophysical relevance. NP authored and co-authored more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals with 2200+ citations, and 39 publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

    • Tel: ++385 1 4605650
    • Location: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
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