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National Research Council Issues Decadal Survey

The National Research Council released “Exploring the Heart of Matter,” the fourth Decadal Survey of Nuclear Physics, on Tuesday. A roadmap for congress and the administration, the survey’s priorities include the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and underground science programs like the Sanford Underground Research Facility – programs where Berkeley Lab plays key roles. Stuart Freedman of the Nuclear Science Division led the writing committee and says the report shows “Nuclear physics can be applied to the most important of today’s problems in energy, health, and the environment.” Two videos highlight the benefits that flow from nuclear research. More>