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Conducting research into the structure and nature of subatomic particles and related energy. Analysing changes in the behaviour and state of a nucleus in various conditions. Observing nuclear reactions to identify or develop products or processes for use in medical, industrial or defence applications, or to support other fields of scientific research. Determining the effects of nuclear weapons, radiation and fallout. Includes the management of reactors and other specialist equipment, and training programs for students and industry researchers.
See also DEFENCE - Defence strategic support - Defence science and technology: for applying scientific knowledge to military activities.
See also SCIENCE - Physical sciences - Atomic and molecular sciences: for research into the fundamental particles of chemical elements.