strategy

Developing nuclear science

Synonyms:
Carrying out research into fundamental particles
Studying sub-atomic physics
Advancing nuclear technology
Conducting nuclear research
Researching nuclear applications
Context:
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.
Subjects:
Atomic physics
Application
Study
Research
Technology
Theoretical
Development
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies