Research Areas

nuclear astrophysicsNuclear Astrophysics

The TUNL program in nuclear astrophysics focuses on open questions related to the big bang, globular clusters, classical novae, the latter stages of stellar evolution, presolar grains, and radioactivity in the interstellar medium. Learn More

Nuclear Structure and ReactionsNuclear Structure and Reactions

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Beam instabilityBeam Physics

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PET detector with PhD StudentApplied Nuclear Physics

The research infrastructure at TUNL that is optimized for advancing the frontiers of nuclear physics creates opportunities for contributing to development of techniques and technologies that address current societal needs and for interdisciplinary research. Learn More

NuDot projectFundamental Symmetries and Neutrinos

Researchers at TUNL are interested in understanding some of the most significant shortcomings of the so-called "Standard Model" of particle interactions. Learn More



The main thrust of the QCD program at TUNL is to conduct experiments that provide new insights about nucleon structure over distances and energies relevant to the emergence of the macroscopic properties of nucleons and about interactions of nucleons inside nuclei. Learn More