Carrying out research into fundamental particles Studying sub-atomic physics Advancing nuclear technology Conducting nuclear research Researching nuclear applications
Since the ancient Greek philosophers conjectured that everything is made of atoms, scientists have been struggling to identify the smallest units of matter. A century ago William Bragg pioneered the use of X-rays to look at atoms. Atomic nuclei containing protons and neutrons, with their orbiting electrons, were discovered. Today, giant accelerator machines, some larger than cities, can probe deep inside the atom. As yet there is no satisfactory understanding of the structure of the fundamental particles, known as quarks and gluons, which are known as hadronic matter and comprise most visible matter in the universe.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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