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A constellation of outstanding physicists from various countries made a significant contribution to the shaping of the fields of scientific research conducted at the Institute at different stages of its development.

We cherish the memory of the stellar cast of eminent scientists, fathers of JINR that was established on the basis of two Soviet research institutes. The ultimate source of pride and the fundamental activity of JINR are the word-class schools of science in the field of theoretical and experimental physics. As a result of their work, the main fields of JINR scientific research were shaped, the unique experimental facilities created, and the proprietary experimental techniques developed. It is worth noting that the solid traditions of the schools kept the Institute up and afloat in the rough time of the late 20th century.

  • Alexander M. BALDIN

    Academician of RAS, Director of JINR Laboratory of High Energies (1968-1997).

  • Dmitriy I. BLOKHINTSEV

    Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and Ukrainian SSR Academy of Sciences, one of the founders and the first Director of JINR (1956-1965), Director of JINR Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (1965-1979).

  • Nikolay N. BOGOLIUBOV

    Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences and Ukrainian SSR Academy of Sciences, Director of JINR (1965-1989), founder and the first Director of JINR Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (1956-1965).

  • Venedikt P. DZHELEPOV

    Corresponding Member of RAS, Director of JINR LNP (1956-1989).

  • Georgy N. FLEROV

    Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Director of JINR LNR (1957-1990).

  • Ilya M. FRANK

    Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1958), founder and the first Director of the Laboratory of Neutron Physics (now named after the eminent scientist).

  • Nikolay N. GOVORUN

    Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Director of JINR LCTA (1988-1989).

  • Horia HULUBEI

    Prominent Romanian physicist, Doctor of Science in Physics, Professor, Academician of the Romanian Academy of Sciences (1937), Corresponding Member of the French Academy of Sciences and of the Portuguese Academy of Sciences. One of the founders of the Institute.

  • Leopold INFELD

    A prominent Polish physicist, one of the founders of the Polish School of Theoretical Physics, Academician of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a number of foreign academies. A member of the Scientific Council of JINR. One of the founders of the Institute.

  • Lajos JÁNOSSY

    Prominent Hungarian physicist, Academician of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1950). One of the founders of the Institute.A member of a number of academies and scientific societies.

  • Vladimir G. KADYSHEVSKY

    Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, International Academy of Electrotechnical Sciences, International Academy of Higher Education, Professor. Director (1992-2005) and Scientific Leader (2006-2014) of JINR.

  • Mikhail G. MESHCHERYAKOV

    Physicist, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the founder and the first Director of the research center in Dubna, the founder of Dubna.

  • Georgi Stefanov NADJAKOV

    Prominent Bulgarian physicist, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen (1940), Academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1945), a foreign member of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1958). One of the founders of the Institute.

  • Henryk NIEWODNICZAŃSKI

    Prominent Polish experimental physicist, Doctor of Science, Professor, Academician of the Polish Academy of Sciences. One of the founders of the Institute.

  • Bruno M. PONTECORVO

    An outstanding physicist of our time, Academician of the USSR Academy od Scienses (1964). Graduated from the University of Rome (1933). Laureate of the USSR State prize (1953) and the Lenin prize (1963). Head of Department, LNP JINR (1956-1993), Scientific Adviser of the JINR Directorate.

  • Albert N. TAVKHELIDZE

    Prominent physicist, Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Academician of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Academician of RAS, winner of the Lenin Prize and State Prizes of the USSR.

  • Șerban ȚIȚEICA

    Renowned Romanian scientist, Doctor of Science, Professor, Academician of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, Vice-Director of JINR (1962-1964), a foreign member of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

  • Vladimir I. VEKSLER

    Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences, father of the JINR synchrophasotron (10 GeV), the first Director of JINR Laboratory of High Energies (1956-1966).

  • Václav VOTRUBA

    An eminent Czechoslovakian physicist, Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Vice-Director of JINR (1956-1959), Academician of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, winner of the State Prize of the CSSR “For service to the community.”

  • Tsvetan Dimitrov VYLOV

    An eminent Bulgarian physicist, Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Vice-Director of JINR (1992-2006).

  • WANG Ganchang

    A prominent Chinese scientist and researcher, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of China. Vice-Director of JINR (1958-1960), one of the founders of the Institute.