(see History RNPL
in Book "HEPD - pages of history", page 118
Historically, 1986 can be considered the date of birth of the Relativistic Nuclear Physics Laboratory (RNPL).
Until 2021, this laboratory was headed by prof. V.M. Samsonov.
In 2021, Yu. G. Ryabov
was elected head of the RNPL.
On the verge of Millennium Nuclear Physics entered a new regime of investigations.
Experimental studies of the high energy central heavy ion collisions at CERN indicated closing to the regime
of deconfinement and chiral symmetry restoration in nuclear matter.
Creation and characterization in the laboratory conditions such a new phase of nuclear matter, the Quark-Gluon Plasma
(QGP), which according to the modern scenario of the Universe evolution existed in the first few microseconds
following the Big Bang, are listed in the Long-Range Plan for Nuclear Physics as the highest priority studies
STAR, PHOBOS, BRAHMS) at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in BNL(USA),
at the Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion facility
of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN and at the future
High Energy Ion Facility (FAIR Project, experiment
) in GSI (Germany)
and the MPD
experiment at the NICA collider, JINR (Russia).
of the PNPI High Energy Physics Division actively participates
in the ambitious projects
For more details see the section "Current projects".
information on the activities of RELATIVISTIC NUCLEAR PHYSICS, see here
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