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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.

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