Welcome to NUPEX
Nuclear Physics is the study of the properties and behaviour of nuclei and particles, ranging from tiny quarks to giant explosions deep in space. Nuclear physics is important in a vast variety of situations, from understanding how the Sun provides the energy for life on this planet, to nuclear power plants and radiation therapy. Without nuclei, we simply would not exist, and it is important to understand why!
NUPEX provides a free database of knowledge, created and maintained by expert nuclear physicists from all over Europe. NUPEX aims to provide teachers and students with reliable, up-to-date information on nuclear science in several major European languages. The information on this site is interesting and easy to understand, with helpful visual aids and explanations at every step of the way. Plus, the site is extremely easy to use, to encourage pupils to explore the information here on their own. NUPEX also aims to explain why many of the applications of nuclear physics seem to be a little controversial, such as the growing use of nuclear power plants and explain whether or not the sceptics' fears can be validated. So, take a look for yourself!