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Relativistic Nuclear Physics Laboratory
(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 (PHENIX, STAR, PHOBOS, BRAHMS) at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in BNL(USA), at the Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion facility (ALICE) of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN and at the future High Energy Ion Facility (FAIR Project, experiment CBM) in GSI (Germany) and the MPD experiment at the NICA collider, JINR (Russia).

     The Relativistic Nuclear Physics Laboratory (RNPL) of the PNPI High Energy Physics Division actively participates in the ambitious projects:   PHENIX, ALICE, CBM, MPD.

For more details see the section "Current projects".

For more information on the activities of RELATIVISTIC NUCLEAR PHYSICS, see here (see the full text of the file from 3 pages in a separate window):

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