Untangling simple patterns in intricate atomic nuclei

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In this review, we present a symmetry-guided strategy that utilizes exact as well as partial symmetries for enabling a deeper understanding of and advancing ab initio studies for determining the microscopic structure of atomic nuclei. These symmetries are critical toward untangling simple patterns within an overarching complexity that defines nuclei, and naturally provide a physically relevant basis. Such basis, for large-scale calculations, allows the model space size to be reduced through a very structured selection of the basis states, and guides extensions of the ab initio theory beyond current limitations. This is key to facilitating studies of the structure and reactions of isotopes across the nuclear chart, using QCD-inspired interactions and high performance computing (HPC) resources. This, in turn, can guide explorations of orderly patterns in nuclei and how they emerge from first principles.

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Walter Greiner Memorial Volume

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