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What colleges have a nuclear concentration?

  1. Jun 30, 2006 #1
    I am looking for a college with a nuclear concentration in physics. What are the top colleges to be looking at?

    Right now on my list is Reed College, and RPI.

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  3. Jun 30, 2006 #2
    Oh, yes, I am a transfer student with a solid 3.8 GPA.
  4. Jul 1, 2006 #3


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    Here is a list of Nuclear Physics reseach institutes - http://www.rarf.riken.go.jp/rarf/np/nplab.html

    I would recommend one investigate various programs and their specialties.

    Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics (CENPA)
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

    Nuclear Theory Group in the Physics Department
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

    U of Wisc also has a very good nuclear engineering program.

    UIUC Nuclear Physics Lab, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    http://www.npl.uiuc.edu/newnpl/index.html [Broken]
    U of Illinois also has a very good nuclear engineering program.

    Purdue University's Nuclear Engineering department has a really interesting program in computational physics. They are working with Argonne National Laboratory on the next generation of reactor simulator.

    Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (Duke University / North Carolina State University / University of North Carolina ) NCSU has a good nuclear engineering program as well.
    http://www.tunl.duke.edu/ at Duke University
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  5. Jul 3, 2006 #4
    its not strictly physics related, but OSU in corvallis has a top rated undergrad and grad program in nuclear engineering and radiation health physics.


    depending on your career emphasis, it might be worth a look.
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