We address the question of how to improve the agreement between theoretical nuclear single-particle energies (SPEs) and observations. Empirically, in doubly magic nuclei, the SPEs can be deduced from spectroscopic properties of odd nuclei that have one more or one less neutron or proton. Theoretical...

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 252501] Published Tue Dec 16, 2014

]]>We study neutron matter and symmetric nuclear matter with the quark-meson model for the two-nucleon interaction. The Bethe-Bruckner-Goldstone many-body theory is used to describe the correlations up to the three hole-line approximation with no extra parameters. At variance with other nonrelativistic...

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 242501] Published Tue Dec 09, 2014

]]> The Skyrme model has two Skyrmion solutions of baryon number 12, with D_{3h} and D_{4h} symmetries. The first has an equilateral triangular shape and the second an extended linear shape, analogous to the triangle and linear chain structures of three alpha particles. We recalculate the moments of inertia o...

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 232503] Published Fri Dec 05, 2014

]]>LHC experiments show that the quark-gluon plasma stops jets made of light and heavy quarks equally well, offering insights into a state of matter thought to have existed in the early Universe.

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 132301] Published Mon Sep 22, 2014

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