The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

Its quadrupole lens.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

This staircase leads to the underground floors of Building 13.

Today, the BINP is planning to build a c-tau factory that will become the largest project in Russian fundamental physics of the last several decades and again it is a matter of financing.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

A GOL-3 (corrugated open trap) and GDL (gas-dynamic trap) are two main plasma physics installations.

The situation with plasma physics is tight because a lot of plasma physics specialists have moved to other countries.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The GOL-3 generators.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The so called probkotron.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The GOL-3 looks very impressing and futuristic.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The GOL-3.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The GDL is relatively small and was designed to study plasma.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

An injector for the VEPP-3. It is one of the oldest installations of its kind in the world.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The blue cylinder on the left is the linear accelerator. On the right there is a synchrotron B4.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The VEPP-3 ring.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

This is a bird eye view of the VEPP-4 complex. Down there, there are concrete blocks which protect workers from radiation. That blue box is its control center.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

Svyatoslav Mishnev heads the VEPP-3. He is one of the oldest accelerator physics of the institute and the country.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

Workers of the BINP.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

One of the departments of the BINP.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

This sign warning you about radiation means that one of the accelerators is on and consequently presents danger.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

Personal dosimeters.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

This VEP-1 is the first collider built in 1963.

The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics

Underground passages.

Location: Akademgorodok

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9 thoughts on “The Budker Institute Of Nuclear Physics”

  1. At the end of a long day at the machine shop I feel like I’ve been shot by an Electron Gun. Some of the text above (second pic) was critical of Russian society. Was this post written by a Pole? (lame joke). The U.S. needs science equipment from Russia because all we manufacture anymore is war materiel.

  2. Anyone else share the irony that our prehistoric ancestors spent millions of years banging rocks together, gradually taking note that some rocks would spark and could light dry tinder etc, and now we continue to do the same thing – only the rocks have been replaced with miniscule accelerated protons and we take note of what comes out of the collisions, in a desperate effort to understand what stuff is made of.

    “Keep banging the rocks together guys” (roughly quoted from the Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by D. Adams)

    BTW, I may be wrong, but I think a lot of the plasma work here goes towards fusion projects such as ITER.

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