Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2018
Monday–Friday, March 5–9, 2018; Los Angeles, California
Session A16: History of Soviet Physics
8:00 AM–10:24 AM,
Monday, March 5, 2018
LACC Room: 305
Sponsoring Unit: FHP
Chair: Paul Cadden-Zimansky, Bard College
Abstract: A16.00002 : Dubna: From a secret Research Laboratory to the International Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
8:36 AM–9:12 AM
The first research laboratory in Dubna, a village 120 km north of Moscow, was founded in 1949 as the place for the then world’s largest 680 MeV particle accelerator. The institution initially was part of the classified atomic bomb project. Soon afterwards started the construction of another, 10 GeV proton accelerator. In 1956 these secret laboratories were reorganized into an international center for fundamental physics, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, an analog for CERN, but with the participation of all socialist countries. The talk will cover the early history of the Dubna laboratories and some of their research accomplishments.
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