An understanding of the properties of atomic nuclei is crucial for a
complete nuclear theory, present and future energy and defense applications, and
an understanding of both element formation and the properties of stars. The long term vision
of nuclear theory is to arrive at a comprehensive and unified description of
nuclei and their reactions grounded in the fundamental interactions between
the constituent protons and neutrons. The new and exciting frontier in nuclear
theory lies in the description of exotic, short-lived nuclei that have unusually
large (or small) neutron-to-proton ratios. This website contains results from
large-scale Density Functional Theory calculations of ground state properties
of even-even nuclei throughout the nuclear landscape.
See Erler et al., Nature 486, 509 (2012) for details.