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EPJ A Topical Collection devoted to the legacy of Peter Schuck

“The Nuclear Many-Body Problem”

Professor Peter Schuck was a worldwide respected leading expert in Nuclear Theory and Many Body Physics who passed away on September 10, 2022. He advanced many-particle approaches for nuclear matter, introducing new concepts, in particular the quasi-particle approaches in connection with nuclear superfluidity. He contributed very successfully to cluster formation in nuclear systems, in particular alpha-particle condensation and quartetting at subsaturation densities. Together with Peter Ring, he co-authored the famous book on The Nuclear Many-Body Problem.

This Topical Collection (TC) aims at a comprehensive compilation of developments that Peter Schuck advanced after the book was published, so that it could be considered a continuation of the book, devoted to the modern aspects of the nuclear many-body problem.

The TC will contain invited contributions on

A. The interacting boson model and collective phenomena in nuclear systems
B. Nuclear energy density functionals
C. Equation of motion method and extended RPA
D. Quantum condensates and pairing
E. Alpha-particle clustering
F. Pions and related experiments, astrophysics
G. Applications in solid state physics, quartetting in semiconductor layers, etc.

It will be open to further contributions that are related to Peter Schuck and his scientific legacy.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2023

Guest editors of the Topical Collection:

Hisashi Horiuchi, RCNP Osaka, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Ring, Technical University Munich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gerd Röpke, University of Rostock, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While the core of the contributions to this Topical Collection is by invitation, well-motivated relevant submissions will be also considered.

Authors are invited to submit their paper electronically through the website https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/epja.

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Collection "The Nuclear Many-Body Problem". Three types of manuscripts are admissible to this Topical Issue: reviews, research articles, and short communications. Papers will be published continuously and will appear (as soon as accepted) on the journal website. The electronic version of the Topical Collection will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal.

Manuscripts should be prepared following the Submission Guidelines

The LaTeX template can be downloaded here.

General information about the journal can be found on http://epja.epj.org/

For any kind of assistance during the submission procedure or for any technical questions, feel free to contact the editorial office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Access

EPJ A is a hybrid journal enabling authors to publish Open Access at no direct cost. For further information on eligible authors please consult the list of “Transformative Read and Publish agreements” on https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/institutional-agreements.

A. Beige, J. Burgdörfer and S. Ptasinska
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ISSN (Print Edition): 1434-6060
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1434-6079

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