About TUNL

The Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, or TUNL, is a U.S. Dept. of Energy Center of Excellence. We’re a consortium of 4 universities: Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our mission is to advance the frontiers of nuclear physics and to educate students and young scientists so that they can contribute to society across a wide range of technical fields, including nuclear physics. TUNL's work is conducted by 20 faculty, 21 research scientists and postdocs, 15 staff, about 40 graduate students, and about 25 undergraduates.

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TUNL Operations Update

As of June 4th 2020, Duke University has allowed limited re-opening of laboratories. At TUNL,  we are bringing the accelerators up to standby status while following health protocols. We are also able to allow limited development work to restart. Over the next month we will look at what experiments can be run, given the current restrictions. Currently, Duke is limiting access to essential personnel and this means that outside visitors will not be allowed until further notice. We will update as the situation evolves. Stay healthy!