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Quantum Chemistry-Inspired Mathematical Tool Helps Physicists Pare Down Huge Datasets and Explain Heavy Nuclei


March 14, 2007

News thumbnail Researchers have developed a new approach that slashes the computational time needed to predict the complex behavior of atomic nuclei from days or weeks to minutes or hours. The advance may help physicists address one of the most important mysteries in nuclear physics today--the structure of heavy atomic nuclei. Full Story

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