NSCL research on Streamlining the Nuclear Force is highlighted by the US Department of Energy. You can read more at the US Department of Energy, Office of Science page.
Research by current and former NSCL scientists is featured by the US Department of Energy. The study focuses on Streamlining the Nuclear Force. Theoretical nuclear structure calculations require the development of precision forces that describe how protons and neutrons (nucleons) interact with each other. These interactions are responsible for all nuclear properties that scientists measure in the laboratory. Combining very powerful effective field theory derivations of the nuclear interaction and multidimensional optimization techniques, theorists were able to generate a very precise two-body interaction that reproduces experimental data in neutron rich Oxygen isotopes.