A better measure of an iron isotope’s half-life may lead to new ways of dating astrophysical events that unfold over millions of years.

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 041101] Published Wed Jan 28, 2015

]]>A conjectured bound on the nonrelativistic sound velocity may be violated in a massive enough neutron star.

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 031103] Published Wed Jan 21, 2015

]]>A functional renormalization group analysis shows that the three-body behavior of identical bosons is independent of the details of their pairwise short-range interactions.

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 025301] Published Tue Jan 13, 2015

]]>A high statistics measurement of the ΛΛ correlation function in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC suggests that the strength of the interaction is weak and provides a new limit on H-dibaryon production.

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 022301] Published Mon Jan 12, 2015

]]>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

]]>