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Synchrophasotron And Nuclotron

Posted on August 10, 2010 by team


Synchrophasotron And Nuclotron 1

Synchrophasotron, an accelerator built in Dubna in 1957, has become the biggest and the most powerful for his time. Its magnet weighs 36000 tons and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the heaviest in the world. It had been working till 2002 and by now in its basement a new accelerator, Nuclotron, has been built.


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Synchrophasotron And Nuclotron 2

The former operating console of synchrophasotron

Synchrophasotron And Nuclotron 3

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29 Responses to “Synchrophasotron And Nuclotron”

  1. nightstranger says:

    First!!
    Reminds me the large hadron collider over in Europe

  2. Testicules says:

    1stish

    This machine looks very high tech ( for the 1950’s)
    I think they were training that kid to run it. Nice lack of safety equipment.

  3. muzzer says:

    sound like transformer characters. plus i want to see Ivanas a$$. whoop whoop

  4. JZ says:

    The Father of LHC…

  5. chromal says:

    Most impressive! Considering this was designed and built before superconducting magents, this physics research device must have required awe-inspiring amounts of electricity to operate back in its heyday. Big physics research usually results in awesome big facilities.

  6. Steve says:

    Only just noticed that the nuclotron is being serviced by one of the cheapest, most unreliable air compressors on the market. All that efort an work could be wasted. You have been warned.

    • EvertA says:

      The results from those tests might actually (indirectly mostly) give quite some benefits in research in other area’s, medicine being one of them.

      Research isn’t useless simple because the results themselves don’t offer direct practical uses.

  7. DouglasUrantia says:

    After all that money and material is spent on that monster machine, they usually end up with a lot of nothing useless information. Better to spend it on hospitals to care for people.

  8. kbr says:

    an interesting view into a world we never see. thanks !

  9. Julian says:

    Very nice, but totally outdated. I am pretty sure so is the Nuclotron. Have a look at the LHC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider

  10. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Soviet emphasis on science and education produced this marvel. Meanwhile, in the US the cult of celebrity and money produces exploitation and inequality.

  11. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. I would just like to intersect one poynt, here, one ting. I hope you Russkies don’t go and melt or blow up something big again. The world marvels at Soviet science, especially at Chernobyl. Still glows, doesn’t it? Yeah, it will for a long time too. I understand the Russkies are building a refrigerator the size of Rhode Island to keep it from burning through too… whereever the hell the other side of the world is over there. The Russkies could build a flying dinosaur, the Ekranoplan, but they couldn’t make enough toliet paper and cigarettes for everybody that’s why it fell.

    • Ivana Benderova says:

      I could not have said that “bettah” myself Bunka! Kudoz & LOLZ!

    • Domo says:

      That’s exactly what we, Russians, love most: doing something big, monumental, so that everyone else will be frightened at the very thought of what could happen! ;)

      It’s almost as fun as the famous “Kuzkina Mat'”!

  12. DougW says:

    old tech is the coolest tech. Bring on the seam-punk cylotron!

  13. TEV1 says:

    No facebook page?

  14. 1 says:

    300 000 km/s is more than speed of light

    • Pigeon says:

      300km/s _is_ the speed of light. As an approximation to the speed of the output beam that would apply to any sufficiently high-energy particle accelerator – give the particles enough energy and they will move as near to the speed of light as makes no difference… Would be interesting to know what the actual energy is though.

      Love that patch panel, too :D

    • Domo says:

      In Soviet Russia speed of light is not the limit. Also, at times of war the value of Pi can exceed 4.

  15. crf says:

    the cryogenics are cooling to “516 F”: Typo?

  16. Leroy says:

    just noticed, check out the pic with the yellow “traffic lite” status lamps. The lamp next to it is a compact flourecent (energy saving) Maybe they’re worried about the power bills?

  17. rob says:

    too many people with hurt ego on the blog – humour is good, but when I feel desperation behind attempt to say smth. molish and humiliating about Russia- it is not fun anymore – relax and enjoy photos of smth. you would have never seen anywhere else…Remember how Walter Croncite reported about USSR launch of first man (Gagarin) into space? – he started his news report with the phrase which discreditated american national ckarackter more then KKK could ever do – he said: “America have been deeply heart today….”(it is about the greatest technological and scientific achievement in human history and only because it was not AMERICAN!)- and then he continued with the story of first human in space…it was this atitude which was shame of USA, not the fact that they were not first in this or that…by the way in USSR american succes of landing on the Moon was reported as great achievent and was shown on TV without no any bitter comments …so don’t cover your country with shame again, americans, you have a great country and science and technology – don’t spoil impression with envious atitude and pathetic attemps to gloat…

  18. we always use air compressors in spray painting and also in blowing off those hardened dust on our home~~.

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