The structure of exotic nuclei, including those with unusual numbers of protons and neutrons and rapidly spinning nuclei, are studied theoretically within the nuclear group. The structure of such exotic nuclei should become accessible to experimental studies with the development of new facilities. Also studied are transitions from the superconducting to the normal state in rapidly rotating nuclei, pair correlations in very proton-rich nuclei, and the properties of very neutron-rich nuclei, which play an important role in astrophysical processes. A recent result is the discovery of magnetic and chiral rotation of nuclei.
The methods of many-body theory of finite systems are quite general and can be applied to both nuclei and non-nuclear mesoscopic systems, including clusters of atoms and quantum dots.