The colorful Nuclear Science Chart shows what are the parts of the nucleus, what are the heaviest elements, and how nuclear particles interact. It explains radioactive decay and the sources of nuclear energy. It examines nuclear matter that can only be made in the laboratory. It shows how matter evolved from the start of our Universe to present time. Finally, several examples of the applications of Nuclear Science are illustrated.
The chart includes results from nuclear interactions studied all over the world including the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, where the energy of the collisions are more than 100 times greater than those used to discover the Higgs boson. These results give us a glimpse at the Universe when it was many fractions of seconds old.