Nuclear Physics

Nuclear physics is the field of physics that studies atomic nuclei and their constituents and interactions. Other forms of nuclear matter are also studied. Nuclear physics should not be confused with atomic physics, which studies the atom as a whole, including its electrons.

Discoveries in nuclear physics have led to applications in many fields. This includes nuclear power, nuclear weapons, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging, industrial and agricultural isotopes, ion implantation in materials engineering, and radiocarbon dating in geology and archaeology. Such applications are studied in the field of nuclear engineering.

Particle physics evolved out of nuclear physics and the two fields are typically taught in close association. Nuclear astrophysics, the application of nuclear physics to astrophysics, is crucial in explaining the inner workings of stars and the origin of the chemical elements.

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Arkansas Tech University
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Iowa State University
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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Texas Wesleyan University

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Idaho State University

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Glen E. Ullyot Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

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Averett University

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Norman Family Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

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Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

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Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

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Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Asian Pacific Fund

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Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Asian Pacific Fund

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