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Partial and Quasi Dynamical Symmetries in Nuclei

P. van Isacker
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One of the interesting aspects in the study of atomic nuclei is the strikingly regular behaviour many display in spite of being complex quantum-mechanical systems, prompting the universal question of how regularity emerges out of complexity. It is often conjectured that symmetries play a pivotal role in our understanding of this emerging simplicity. But most symmetries are likely to be broken, partial or both. Under such more realistic conditions, does the concept of symmetry still provide a basis for our understanding of regularity? I suggest that this requires the enlarged concepts of partial and quasi dynamical symmetry.
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in2p3-00933341 , version 1 (20-01-2014)
in2p3-00933341 , version 2 (03-03-2014)


  • HAL Id : in2p3-00933341 , version 2
  • ARXIV : 1401.4881


P. van Isacker. Partial and Quasi Dynamical Symmetries in Nuclei. Nuclear Physics News, 2014, 24 (3), pp.23-27. ⟨in2p3-00933341v2⟩
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