JINR, Dubna, Russia
The main areas of theoretical and experimental research at JINR are Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Condensed Matter Physics. The research programme of JINR is aimed at obtaining highly significant results of principal scientific value.
The experimental base of JINR gives the opportunities to conduct not only advanced fundamental research but also applied studies in the field of condensed matter physics, biology, medicine, material sciences, geophysics, engineering diagnostics that are focused at research of structure and properties of nanosystems and new materials, biological objects, at elaboration and development of new electronic, bio- and information technologies.
JINR comprises seven Laboratories: Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics, Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, Laboratory of Information Technologies, Laboratory of Radiation Biology. Each laboratory being comparable with a large institute in the scale and scope of investigations performed. The Institute employs about 4500 people, including more than 1200 scientists, among whom there are full members and corresponding members of national academies of sciences, more than 260 Doctors of Science and 560 Candidates of Science and about 2000 engineers and technicians.
Scientific research base
The Joint Institute possesses a remarkable choice of experimental facilities for physics: the only in Europe and Asia superconducting accelerator of nuclei and heavy ions – the Nuclotron, heavy ion cyclotrons U-400 and U-400M with record beam parameters for experiments on the synthesis of heavy and exotic ions, a unique neutron pulsed reactor IBR-2 used for research in neutron nuclear physics and condensed matter physics, and a proton accelerator – the Phasotron that is used for ray therapy.
The experimental research programme of JINR bases on the bright school of theoretical physics, well developed methods of the physics experiments, modern information technologies, including grid-technology.
JINR has powerful high-productive computing environment that is integrated into the world computer network through high-speed communication channels. The basis of the computer infrastructure of the Institute is the Central Information Computer Complex (CICC). The JINR GRID-segment developed on its basis is an important element of the RDIG grid-infrastructures (Russian Data Intensive Grid), WLCG (Worldwide LHC Computing Grid) and EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE).