International research team cracks a hard physics problem

Different shapes - of the nuclei on the grid.  Figure:   Serdar Elhatisari all&
Different shapes - of the nuclei on the grid. Figure: Serdar Elhatisari all’images in original size .
Strongly interacting systems play an important role in quantum physics and quantum chemistry. Stochastic methods such as Monte Carlo simulations are a proven method for investigating such systems. However, these methods reach their limits when so-called sign oscillations occur. This problem has now been solved by an international team of researchers from Germany, Turkey, the USA, China, South Korea and France using the new method of wavefunction matching. As an example, the masses and radii of all nuclei up to mass number 50 were calculated using this method. The results agree with the measurements, the researchers now report in the journal "Nature".

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