Nuclear Physics

Our Nuclear Physics research groups focus on both theoretical and experimental nuclear physics, as well as nuclear phenomenology.  Research is done in conjunction with Jefferson Lab, the Naval Research lab, and The National Institute of Standards and Technology, among others.  Several of the professors have lab space and offices on the Virginia Sciences and Technology Campus, as well as the Foggy Bottom campus.  

 

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Atomic Age

Announcing the Atomic Age

On the GW campus on January 26, 1939, Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr reported the splitting of the uranium nucleus with a release of two hundred million electron volts of energy, thus heralding the beginning of the atomic age. This announcement took place in the Hall of Government, Room 209, at the Fifth Washington Conference on Theoretical Physics organized by Professors George Gamow and Edward Teller.