The Institute for Nuclear Studies

The George Washington University Institute for Nuclear Studies (INS) is a university-sponsored center of excellence, organized to address crucial questions related to nuclear science, technology and security. Housed in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, the institute provides an organizational center for many research and education efforts at GW in nuclear science and technology.

INS brings together faculty members, senior researchers, visiting scholars and students from the affiliated departments of Chemistry and Physics and from The Elliott School of International Affairs, the School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Students and faculty gathered to watch and discuss as the NSAC shared details of its latest report. (William Atkins/GW Today)
GW physics students and faculty gathered to watch and discuss as the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee shared details of its 2023 report on GW's campus.


What We Do

The central objective of our efforts at INS is to contribute to the world's understanding of nuclear science and technology by erasing barriers to interdisciplinary collaboration. Our experimental and theoretical researchers are leading important advancements in nuclear science and technology.

Through curriculum and workforce development, our members connect with the larger nuclear science and technology community to address the present and future needs of an aging nuclear workforce and prepare for the next generation of fundamental science and technology.