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Publisher and Date:(Cern, 2015)The configuration-interaction shell model approach provides an attractive framework for the calculation of nuclear level densities in the presence of correlations but the large dimensionality of the model space has hindered its application in mid-mass and heavy nuclei. The shell model Monte Carlo (SMMC) method permits calculations in model spaces that are many orders of magnitude larger than spaces that can be treated by conventional diagonalization methods. We discuss recent progress in the SMMC ...