Laboratory for Nuclear Science

Laboratory for Nuclear Science

Established in 1946 to provide support for basic research in nuclear and high energy physics, the Laboratory for Nuclear Science aims to determine the fundamental laws of nature, understand the large scale structure of the universe, explore the high energy frontier, understand atomic nuclei and plasma dynamics, and develop new research tools. LNS research groups play leading roles in the study of strongly-interacting nuclear systems; in investigations of precise tests of the Standard Model of weak, electromagnetic and strong interactions; and in searches for new physics which can not be explained by the Standard Model. The research typically involves large experimental equipment located away from MIT, sophisticated theoretical calculations, state-of-the art computers, and highly skilled engineering and technical staff.
 
LNS offers graduate students a rigorous curriculum in fundamental principles and the opportunity to do research in forefront areas, often involving significant participation in major research facilities around the world, launching careers in academia, research laboratories, government and industry.
 
 
 

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