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Nuclear Engineering:-

Nuclear engineering is the application of physical and scientific principles for solving the problems of society`s with regarding to Producing,Controlling and diversify energy or radio waves of radioactive elements for solving problems of sustainable,clean energy and medical treatments with radioactivity.

Nuclear engineering was born in the 20th century with the announcement in 1939 of the discovery of nuclear fission by the German chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann.

It was almost immediately realized that a weapon of enormous explosive energy might be possible by employing fission, and during World War II the race to be the first to build this weapon led to the creation of the Manhattan Project in the United States. The seminal work of the Manhattan Project, led by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, was the building of the first nuclear reactor in 1942 at the University of Chicago. Named Chicago Pile No. 1 (CP-1), this reactor demonstrated the scientific theory of a controlled nuclear chain reaction, and it was followed by the construction of reactors at Hanford, Washington, that were used to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. The Hanford production reactors were complex systems that required the talents and efforts of a large number of traditional engineers from all disciplines, but the engineers were supplemented by physicists and mathematicians who understood the complex nuclear phenomena involved and could work with the engineers to design and analyze early reactor systems. These physicist-mathematician-engineers were the ancestors of today’s nuclear engineers.

Here are some notable Nuclear engineers

  • Arjun Makhijani
  • Christopher Hinton
  • Enrico Fermi
  • Leo Szilard
  • Raja Ramanna
  • Rajagopala Chidambaram