By Robert Vinh Mau (auth.), José M. Arias, Manuel Lozano (eds.)
The box of nuclear physics is coming into the twenty first century whereas experiencing a powerful revival. at the one hand it's altering qualitatively via new experimental advancements that permit us to direct radioactive and different unique probes to focus on nuclei, and touch off tremendous vigorous nuclear collisions. additionally, the remarkable sophistication of recent detector structures leads us to anticipate a few new discoveries within the close to destiny. however many new functions have seemed in fields as various as medication, undefined, artwork, archaeology and the environmental sciences. This publication is a collection of prolonged lectures on simple and new issues, that provides an educational creation to the sphere of contemporary nuclear physics. it's superb to bridging the space among the normal textbook fabric and the examine literature, and gives the mandatory beginning for performing as those that intend to paintings in any of the various disciplines the place nuclear technology and expertise goes to play a huge function within the future.