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Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
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, the first particle accelerator in the world which collided two beams of particles. The institute is contributing toward the construction of CERN's Large Hadron Collider, providing equipment including beamline magnets.
The centre now employs over 3000 people, and hosts several research groups and facilities, including the Siberian Sychrotron Radiation Centre.
Directors of the Institute
- 1959-1977 Gersh I. Budker
- 1977- Alexander N. Skrinsky
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