Growing concerns about the United States’ dependence upon petroleum imports and the harmful byproducts of fossil fuel extraction and combustion have fueled new interest in nuclear energy. Harnessing energy resulting from the splitting of atoms, nuclear power is free from conventional fuel pollutants that cause acid rain and smog, as well CO2 emissions that are linked to climate change. It also offers relatively low and predictable operating costs. Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing safer, more efficient methods for converting heat generated from nuclear reactions into clean, reliable and affordable energy. Georgia Tech’s nationally-ranked Nuclear & Radiological and Medical Physics programs Nuclear & Radiological and Medical Physics Programs offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the development and exploration of advanced nuclear science and technology.