The Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences was established in accordance with the resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR in May 1958 on the basis of the Laboratory of New Methods of Acceleration, headed by G.I. Budker, of the Institute of Atomic Energy, directed by I.V. Kurchatov. Since 2015, the Institute has been headed by Academician Pavel Logachev.

At present, Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of SB RAS is the largest academic institute of the Russian Federation, and one of the world's leading research centers in the field of elementary particle physics, accelerator physics and technology, synchrotron radiation sources, free electron lasers, high-temperature plasma physics, and controlled thermonuclear fusion. A number of key ideas and developments that determine the current world level of accelerator science and technology were proposed and implemented at Budker Institute. It is the only laboratory in the world where for half a century since the appearance of the colliding-beam method at least one electron-positron collider has been operating. Today, two out of the six existing colliders are operating here.

Owing to this, the Institute is unique in the world’s ecosystem of science and high technology. It is characterized by established scientific schools and an effective system of training scientific and engineering personnel, modern experience, high qualifications and unique competence both in the development and creation of unique scientific equipment, engineering and technical infrastructure and in carrying out high-precision experiments, as well as by high experience of international scientific and technological cooperation.

Among the 440 researchers of the Institute there are 10 members and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), more than 60 doctors and 170 candidates of science. BINP has a large experimental plant (about 1000 people) with highly technological equipment. The Institute conducts active work on training high-qualification research and engineering personnel. BINP is a basic institute for seven subdepartments of the physics department of the Novosibirsk State University (NSU) and the physical-technical department of the Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), where about 200 students study. About 70 youths go on the graduate course at BINP, the NSU and the NSTU.

Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Sciences (BINP SB RAS)
11, Acad. Lavrentieva Pr., Novosibirsk, 630090 Russian Federation

Phone: +7 (383) 329-47-60 (Russian speaking),
fax: +7 (383) 330-71-63,
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Scientific secretary: Aleksey V. Reznichenko, +7 (383) 329-47-99