Noble gas magic numbers: from quarks to quasars
The proton or atomic numbers, Z, of the stable noble gases (2, 10, 18, 36, 54, and 86 corresponding to He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, and Rn respectively) are often referred to as the atomic magic numbers. This article highlights a collection of three interesting mathematical observations associated with these magic numbers.
The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette
Algebra and Number Theory