) named in the past as
"The Nuclear Structure Laboratory" was formed in 1963
at PNPI (at that time PNPI was a branch institute
of the Leningrad Physico-Technical Institute (LPTI
Up to 2002, this laboratory was headed
by Prof. A.A.Vorobyov.
In 2002, G.D. Alkhazov
was elected head of EPPL
The first investigations were devoted to study of ternary fission
(at the PNPI nuclear reactor) and of proton-proton and proton-nucleus
elastic scattering (at the PNPI
1 GeV proton accelerator). However,
practically from the very beginning the activity of the laboratory was not
limited to investigations at the PNPI basic facilities, but an active
collaboration with other nuclear centres was carried out.
In 1973, an intensive program on nuclear structure studies was started in
collaboration with the Saclay
(Saturn) laboratory. Then, experiments on
small angle scattering of hadrons were performed at CERN using the
worked out at PNPI. Very fruitful investigations of
the muon catalized dd- and dt- fusion were carried out at PNPI and at
(in collaboration with PNPI).
At present, the Elementary Particle Physics Laboratory participates in the international project
(More see in page Main physics results obtained with the participation of EPPL physicists