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NICA and the mysteries of the universe

NICA and the mysteries of the universe

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NICA and the mysteries of the universe

The NICA mega-science class project at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) brought together scientists from 18 countries. What role does Belarus play in it? We talked about this with Doctor of Economics Alexander Shumilin, the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology.

- NICA is an elementary particle accelerator, the "brother" of the Large Hadron Collider, located at CERN on the border of France and Switzerland. That's how the world learned about the Higgs boson and other elementary particles. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), where NICA is "registered", is also a well-known international scientific center, whose associated members are 18 states, including Russia and Belarus. The center is known in the world scientific community for theoretical and fundamental research in the field of elementary particle physics, nuclear physics and condensed-matter physics.

In recent years, a number of Belarusian and Russian specialists who previously took part in research at the Large Hadron Collider have been preparing projects to study the past, present and future of humanity in Dubna at the NICA accelerator. Soon, the JINR accelerator will become even more sophisticated and “smart”.

Work is underway on the creation of a superconducting cavity for the NICA collider. There is already a copper prototype, its tests have begun.

Recently, Belarus and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research have agreed on contracts for the supply of high-tech equipment and work for a total amount of over $400 thousand. In the first half of 2020, our country has already signed a number of contracts for a total amount of over $1.2 million.

Dubna attracts not only big heads of science with world recognition. Every year more than a dozen students and undergraduates from Blue-Eyed Country are trained at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, and store their knowledge in the classes of the international school-conference "Actual problems of physics microworld ".

Belarusians participate in two of the largest experiments of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) - "Compact muon solenoid" and the ATLAS project. At the same time, our country contributes not only to theory, but also to the creation of the material base of the hadron collider and other experimental structures - it supplies segments of cooling panels, electronics protection modules and other elements of mechanical assemblies and assemblies.

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