On the 25th of March, the construction of a grandiose superconductive collider starts in Dubna, in the Moscow region. The collider has acquired the name of NICA, which stands for Nuclotron-based Ion Collider facility.
This is what the director of the Integrated Institute for Nuclear Researches, the member of the Academy of Science, Viktor Matveev, told RIA Novosti. According to him, a unique instrument for scientific research will be created on the basis of the Nuclotron superconductive accelerator.
It will allow the study of the transition of a nuclear matter under extreme conditions into a new state, called quark-gluon matter. The work at this extraordinary construction site is scheduled to be finished by 2017.
Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan and Ukraine have already stated their intention to take part in the creation of the Russian collider, so that afterwards they will have the option of using it in their research.
The ground-breaking ceremony will be attended by the president of the Russian Academy of Science, Vladimir Fortov, the councilor of the Russian President, Andrey Fursenko, the Nobel laureate, David Gross (from the USA), the governor of the Moscow region, Andrei Vorobyev, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. The scientists intend to process the first results of the new collider’s operations at the end of 2019 or at the beginning of 2020.