Division of Nuclear Physics

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP), established in 1966, is comprised of scientists and educators who study fundamental problems related to the nature of matter. Nuclear scientists probe the properties of nuclei and nuclear matter and the interactions of their ultimate constituents — quarks and gluons. They also address interdisciplinary questions: the basis of fundamental symmetries in nature, the first moments of the universe, the origin of the elements, education, and the application of nuclei and nuclear techniques to meet societal needs including medical diagnoses and treatment, energy, advanced materials, and Homeland Security. DNP interests have significant overlap with other APS Divisions, Topical Groups and Forums.


DNP Allies Program
The DNP is committed to providing an inclusive space where physicists can exchange ideas and share their interests in nuclear physics, regardless of the origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity etc, of the scientist. View our educational website for harassment prevention.

Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

Gray Arrow APS Fellows from DNP

Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2020 Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics
Isaac Upsal, The Ohio State University
Shirley Li, The Ohio State University

2020 Hans A. Bethe Prize
Fiona Harrison, California Institute of Technology

2020 Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Ubirajara van Kolck, University of Arizona

2020 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics
Richard Milner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2019 Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics
Or Hen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology