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Nuclear Physics News
Overview-New Challenges Need New Tools It is now fifty years since Mayer and Jensen proposed a shell-model description of atomic nuclei , for which they shared the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physics. In their simple independent-particle picture, each nucleon (neutron or proton) feels an average potential due to all the others (the mean-field) and occupies and moves independently in a bound quantum mechanical orbital in this potential. These ideas have been immensely powerful in describing bothdoi:10.1080/10506890903178889 fatcat:6ddell22izaw3cjqvdmnolncbi