The 1982 summer school on nuclear physics, organized by the Nuclear Physics Division of the Netherlands' Physical Society, was the fifth in a series that started in 1963. The number of students attending has always been about one hundred, coming from about thirty countries. The theme of this year's school was symmetry in nuclear physics. This book covers the material presented by the enthusi astic speakers, who were invited to lecture on this subject. We think they have succeeded in presenting us with clear and thorough introductory talks at graduate or higher level. The time schedule of the school and the location allowed the participants to make many informal contacts during many social activities, ranging from billiards to surf board sailing. We hope and expect that the combination of a relaxed atmosphere during part of the time and hard work during most of the time, has furthered the interest in, and understanding of, nuclear physics. The organization of the summer school was made possible by substantial support from the Scientific Affairs Division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Netherlands' Ministry of Education and Science, the Foundation Physica and the Nether lands' Physical Society.
Table of ContentsElectromagnetic and Weak Currents in Nuclei.- Unification of Weak and Electromagnetic Forces.- Breaking of Fundamental Symmetries in Nuclei.- Microscopic Basis of Collective Symmetries.- Symmetry Aspects of the Shell Model.- Energy of a Nucleon in a Nucleus.- General Principles of Statistical Spectroscopy.- Search for Neutrino Masses and Oscillations.- Electron Scattering.- ? Dynamics.- Parity Non-conservation in Muonic Helium Atoms.- Participants.