The Kurchatov Institute turns 75
News, 12 April 2018
On 12 April 2018, the National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute” turns 75. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research congratulates NRC “Kurchatov Institute” on this remarkable date!
The Directorate and the international staff of JINR congratulate you heartily on the 75th anniversary of the world-famous Kurchatov Institute, a flagship of the Soviet and Russian science!
The Russian scientific centre “Kurchatov Insitute” was founded in November 1991 on the basis of the Laboratory #2 of the USSR Academy of Sciences established in 1943 for fulfillment of the state task of development of the nuclear weapon for ensuring security of the country. The task of wide use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes set to your staff became the important stage for the country. This task was also successfully fulfilled by development of the first in the world atomic power station and the atomic ice-breaker.
We are pleased to note that among specialists who participated in development and test of nuclear weapons and facilities for the peaceful use of nuclear energy there were scientists who contributed significantly to founding, establishing and development of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna. They were N.N. Bogoliubov, G.N. Flerov, D.V. Shirkov, Yu.S. Zamyatin and others. Leader of the world’s first nuclear power station construction D.I. Blokhintsev became the first JINR Director.
The Kurchatov Institute rapidly came to the forefront in solving the main issues of fundamental science carrying out the whole range of research, starting from justification of an idea to development of experimental technologies and prototypes of advanced equipment.
In autumn 2009, the first Russian national research centre was established on the basis of the Kurchatov Institute by decree of the RF President. Nowadays, a considerable part of nuclear potential of the country is focused in the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” where research of high priority is conducted at the large-scale scientific facilities. Importance of the NRC “KI” for modern science as well as its multidimensional relations with leading scientific institutes and centres in Russia and abroad can hardly be overestimated.
The Kurchatov Institute is an active participant and co-author of research conducted jointly with JINR. More than a dozen of scientific themes reflect the common interests of our centres. Many years of fruitful scientific contacts between the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” and JINR leave no doubts in successful achievement of stated objectives.
Dear friends! Please, accept our sincere congratulations on the anniversary of your centre! We wish you great success in achieving your goals, health and happiness!
JINR Director, RAS Academician V.A. Matveev