Donald F. Geesaman, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know in Nuclear Science
Physics Division Colloquium - 28 Oct 2005

The mission of nuclear science is to understand the origin, evolution and structure of the baryonic matter in the universe - the matter that makes up stars, planets and human life itself. This is a time of tremendous progress in our science. In this talk, I will take stock of where we stand in our quest to understand baryonic matter and focus the discussion for the future in terms of the scientific questions we must address to make progress. It is a time of great opportunities and exciting challenges throughout our science: in the study of nuclei and nuclear astrophysics, quantum chromodynamics and the fundamental symmetries and forces of nature.

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