Nuclear physics is a field of study wherein the building blocks as well as interactions of the atom molecules are studied. Nuclear weapons technology and nuclear power generation are the common applications of nuclear physics. In addition, some of the other applications that have come up of late include:
- magnetic resonance imaging
- nuclear medicine
- radiocarbon dating in archaeology and geology
- ion implantation in material engineering
Nuclear Physics courses revolve around all spheres of research, developmental as well as application of nuclear energy. Courses on nuclear physics are granted on different levels like doctoral, and master. Some of the recognized courses include:
- Research programs in particle collision and high energy collisions
- Doctoral degree in Nuclear Engineering and Technology
- Master of Science in Nuclear Physics
For pursuing a masters program in nuclear physics, candidates must have cleared graduation from a recognized university. Honors graduate in Mathematics, Physics or any other science subjects are eligible for pursuing the masters program. The admission criteria usually vary from one institute to the other. For instance, while some institutes admit students based on their academic records, there are some that conduct an entrance examination prior to admitting students.
Let us now take a look at some of the institutes for studying nuclear physics courses:
|Name||Courses Offered||Address||Contact Details|
|Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur||Doctoral degree in Nuclear Engineering and Technology||Kanpur Nagar – 208016, Uttar Pradesh||Tel.: 0512-2590151 Website: http://www.iitk.ac.in/|
|Indian Institute of Science||Research programs in particle collision, and high energy collisions||Bangalore – 570012||Website: http://cts.iisc.ernet.in/|
|Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics||Research in Atomic and Nuclear Physics||1, Block AF, Sector I, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700064||Tel.:033-22375345 Website:http://www.saha.ac.in/cs/www/index.html|
After completing the nuclear physics courses, candidates can seek employment in a nuclear power plant or join as a scientist in a recognized institute. Candidates willing to continue with their studies can opt for research work as well.