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Physics Division

The Physics Division’s programs include operation of ATLAS as a national user facility, nuclear structure and reaction research, nuclear theory, medium energy nuclear research and accelerator research and development. The mission of Nuclear Physics is to understand the origin, evolution and structure of baryonic matter in the universe – the matter that makes up stars, planets and human life itself. The intellectual challenges of this research represent some of the most fundamental challenges in modern science, shaping our understanding of both tiny objects at the center of the atom and some of the largest structures in the universe. The Division’s research focuses on innovative new ways to address these challenges.

Nuclear Research
Low Energy Medium Energy
Theory Accelerators