Propagation of statistical uncertainties of Skyrme mass models to simulations of r -process nucleosynthesis

  title={Propagation of statistical uncertainties of Skyrme mass models to simulations of 
-process nucleosynthesis},
  author={T. Sprouse and R. Navarro Perez and R. Surman and M. Mumpower and G. McLaughlin and N. Schunck},
  journal={Physical Review C},
Uncertainties in nuclear models have a major impact on simulations that aim at understanding the origin of heavy elements in the universe through the rapid neutron capture process ($r$ process) of nucleosynthesis. Within the framework of the nuclear density functional theory, we use results of Bayesian statistical analysis to propagate uncertainties in the parameters of energy density functionals to the predicted $r$-process abundance pattern, by way not only of the nuclear masses but also… Expand

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