of various important uses of the knowledge and know-how gained from nuclear physics are provided. Again, the topics of application are astonishingly diverse.
Nuclear physics in the global context is described in Chapter 4. Resulting from remarkably productive international cooperation, the global program in nuclear physics combines competition, cooperation, and communication in a way that is benefiting all the participants and accelerating scientific progress.
Chapter 5 addresses the important issues related to decision-making processes. The critical NSAC Long Range Planning exercise and other less structured global planning processes have become vital for keeping the nuclear physics enterprise on a successful path to the future. Workforce issues are explored in this chapter along with the steps being taken to ensure a productive workforce in the coming years. Finally, the committee discusses its findings and recommendations in Chapter 6.