Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics

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The Budker Institute in winter

The Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP) is one of the major centres of advanced study of nuclear physics in Russia. It is located in the Siberian town Akademgorodok, on Academician Lavrentiev Avenue. The institute was founded by Gersh Itskovich Budker in 1959. Following his death in 1977, the institute was renamed in honour of Academician Budker.

Despite its name, the centre was not involved either with military atomic science or nuclear reactors— instead, its concentration was on high-energy physics (particularly plasma physics) and particle physics. In 1961 the institute began building VEP-1,[1][2] the first particle accelerator in the Soviet Union which collided two beams of particles, just a few month after the ADA collider became operational at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy in February 1961.[3] The BINP now employs over 3000 people, and hosts several research groups and facilities.

Active facilities[edit]

From 1993 to 2001, BINP contributed toward the construction of CERN's Large Hadron Collider, providing equipment including beamline magnets.[4][5]

Directors of the Institute[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ A. N. Skrinsly, "Accelerator field development at Novosibirsk (history, status, prospects)", Particle Accelerator Conference, Proceedings of the 1995.
  2. ^ V. N. Baier, "Forty years of acting electron-positron colliders", arXiv:hep-ph/0611201 (PDF | PS).
  3. ^ Carlo Bernardini, "AdA: The First Electron-Positron Collider", PDF)
  4. ^ http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28479
  5. ^ http://accelconf.web.cern.ch/accelconf/r04/papers/thfi01.pdf

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Coordinates: 54°51′00″N 83°06′50″E / 54.850°N 83.114°E / 54.850; 83.114