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In Physical review letters ; h5-index 211.0

We demonstrate that a committee of deep neural networks is capable of predicting the ground-state and excited energies of more than 1800 atomic nuclei with an accuracy akin to the one achieved by state-of-the-art nuclear energy density functionals (EDFs) and with significantly less computational cost. An active learning strategy is proposed to train this algorithm with a minimal set of 210 nuclei. This approach enables future fast studies of the influence of EDF parametrizations on structure properties over the whole nuclear chart and suggests that for the first time a machine learning framework successfully encoded several correlated aspects of nuclear deformation.

Lasseri Raphaƫl-David, Regnier David, Ebran Jean-Paul, Penon Antonin