Tensor force induced short-range nucleon-nucleon correlation and high-density behavior of nuclear symmetry energy, C. Xu, Nanjing University, China − The tensor force induced short-range nucleon-nucleon correlation on the Equations of State of nuclear matter as well as the nuclear symmetry energy are investigated.  It is found that the tensor force can influence significantly the nuclear symmetry energy especially at supra-saturation densities. This finding confirms the critical role of the tensor force acting in neutron-proton isosinglet pairs in determining the high-density behavior of nuclear symmetry energy predicted by various microscopic and phenomenological nuclear many-body theories.