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    General Information

    The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) an international intergovernmental organization - was established through the Convention signed on 26 March 1956 by the founding Member States with the aim of uniting their efforts, scientific and material potentials for investigations of the fundamental properties of matter.The Institute bases its activities on the principles of openness for participation to all interested states, of their equal and mutually beneficial cooperation.


    The activity of JINR in Russia is realized in compliance with the Federal Law of the Russian Federation "On Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research on the Location and Terms of Activity of JINR in the Russian Federation".


    JINR has bilateral agreements, protocols, and other documents on cooperation with about 700 institutions in 60 countries, including agreements concluded at governmental levels with Germany, Hungary, and Italy.The Institute also has extensive collaboration with international centres UNESCO, CERN, CLAF, ICTP and research centres in France, USA, Japan and other countries.

JINR has special agreements with:

  • Germany (BMBF) in the field of theoretical physics, heavy ion physics and condensed matter physics;
  • CERN in the field of high energy physics;
  • IN2P3 (France) in the field of nuclear and particle physics;
  • C.E.A. (France) in the field of radionuclide metrology;
  • INFN (Italy) in the field of nuclear and particle physics;
  • Fermilab, BNL and other research centres in USA;
  • Hungary (KFKI) in the field of condensed matter physics.

       Director          V.A. Matveev
       Vice-Director          M.G. Itkis
       Acting Vice - Director          G.V. Trubnikov
       Chief Scientific Secretary          N.A. Russakovich
       Chief Engineer          G.D. Shirkov

  Scientific Leader (2006 - 2014):

V.G. Kadyshevsky

    Laboratories     Divisions
  • Administrative and Central services
    Main Fields of Activity
  • Theoretical physics
  • Elementary particle physics
  • Relativistic nuclear physics
  • Heavy ion physics
  • Low and intermediate energy physics
  • Nuclear physics with neutrons
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Radiation and radiobiological research
  • Networking, computing and computational physics
  • Educational Programme
    Reactors and Accelerators
Superconducting synchrotron for nuclei and heavy ions up to 6 GeV/n
U-400, U-400M and U-200
Heavy ion cyclotrons
Pulsed reactor with neutron flux 1016 n/cm2s
680 MeV proton accelerator
    Facilities under Construction
Intense Resonance Neutron Source optimized to carry out investigations with resonance neutrons. The IREN will replace the IBR-30 booster.
Dubna Radioactive Ion Beams facility oriented for generation and acceleration of secondary radioactive beams.
    Educational Programme

    The Joint Institute is called a "Scientific School of Excellence". Many scientists and engineers from the Member States have been trained in this centre. This important role of JINR is determined by its founding principles and by the scientific schools of D.I.Blokhintsev, N.N.Bogolyubov, G.N.Flerov, I.M.Frank, H.Hulubei, L.Infeld, G.Nadzhakov, H.Niewodniczanski, B.M.Pontecorvo, V.I.Veksler, and other outstanding physicists.

    JINR offers good conditions for training and education of talented young people. Over 40 years a branch of Moscow State University has been operating in Dubna. By the late 1980s, however, it had become clear that the existing structure of the branch of MSU is no longer able to meet the increased JINR need for scientific staff of different specialties. Therefore, JINR, MSU, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPI), and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have come up with a proposal on joint activities toward training in Dubna of students in a more extensive variety of specialties with introduction of some new forms of teaching. With this purpose, the University Centre (UC) of MSU, MEPI, and MIPT has been established at JINR and it received official status in 1991. The UC students come from many institutes and universities of Russia, the former Soviet Union, and JINR Member States. Students of the 4th and 5th years are invited to study at the UC for two years.

    On the initiative of the JINR Directorate and with active support of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow Region and Dubna administrations, the International University of Nature, Society and Man was established in Dubna in 1994.

    JINR today is a large multidisciplinary international scientific centre incorporating basic research in the field of frontier particle and nuclear physics, development and application of high technologies, and university education in the relevant fields of knowledge.
    As a recognition of the outstanding contribution of JINR scientists to modern physics and chemistry, the Council of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) approved the name dubnium for the element of atomic number 105, the name flerovium for the element 114 in honor of the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of JINR and the founder of FLNR Academician G.N. Flerov, the name moscovium for the element 115 in honor of of the Moscow region and the ancient Russian land that is the home of JINR, and the name oganesson for the element 118 in honor of Academician Yuri Oganessian (FLNR JINR) for his pioneering contributions to transactinoid elements research. That demonstrates the international recognition of the achievements of JINR’s staff of researchers and their contribution to modern physics and chemistry.

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