Science and Health

Understanding the Universe

Nuclear processes are the fundamental reason matter exists and therefore the universe. Nuclear physics for example studies these processes from dark matter to nuclear data. This area will help us understand the fundamental questions of our time.

Nuclear Technology in Science and Engineering

Nuclear methods are often times applied in other disciplines. And applications. In fact it is a growing field applying nuclear technology in our daily live. Regardless if medical or airport X-ray machines, area surveil to detect contamination around us, neutron generators to measure structures nuclear engineering is at the discipline enabling these technologies.


Nuclear technology is an integral part of modern medical research and treatment. Radiation treatments are used to battle cancer and radioisotopes are used to image the location of a health issue every day. This area focuses on the technology enabling new treatments and diagnostic tools utilizing nuclear engineering’s toolbox.

4153 Etcheverry Hall, MC 1730 (map) University of California
Berkeley, California 94720

Student Services