In Today's Nuclear Astrophysics, Critical Reactions ExistAuthor(s): Divya Jangid
Nuclear astrophysics is a thriving field at the crossroads of nuclear physics and astrophysics, encompassing nuclear physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and computer science research. This is not a review paper. Its purpose is to provide a personal viewpoint on current trends in nuclear astrophysics and the significance of nuclear physics in this field. Nuclear structure, low energy reaction rates, nuclear masses, and decay rates all contribute to the Nuclear Physics input. The most important component of the required nuclear physics input is often thought to be low energy reaction rates; however, in this article, we take a broader approach and present an overview of the close correlation between various nuclear structure aspects and their impact on nuclear astrophysics.