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Symmetry-adapted no-core shell-model calculations reveal dominant symmetry patterns in the structure of light nuclei, independent of whether the system Hamiltonian is phenomenological in nature or derived from realistic interactions. We show results of large-scale nuclear structure computations based on the ab initio symmetry-adapted no-core shell model that use only a fraction of the model space. In addition, the symmetry patterns unveiled in these results are employed to explore ultra-large model spaces for 12C. The outcome suggests a possible path forward for realizing collective theories that target correlated highly-deformed and alpha-cluster structures in terms of microscopic degrees of freedom that build forward from the nucleon-nucleon interaction itself.

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Journal of Physics: Conference Series