• High-Energy Physics

    Analysis of experimental data on scattering of protons and other high- and intermediate-energy particles allows answers to be obtained to a number of basic questions concerning the nature of particle masses and the structure of hadrons. The most important of them are the origin of masses of elementary particles (Higgs mechanism), search for and study of supersymmetry, which will help to understand better the nature of the galactic dark matter and character of evolution of the Universe, determination of applicability limits of the modern standard model of elementary particles, and observation of new physical phenomena, such as extra spatial dimensions and earlier unknown particles and interactions. In addition, new results will help refine properties of the already known elementary particles and structure of hadrons and nuclei and continue studying exotic states of nuclear matter and nuclear structure. These are just the main lines of research at DLNP.

  • Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

    The Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems is the birthplace of the neutrino oscillation idea proposed and developed by the outstanding physicist Bruno Pontecorvo, who worked at the laboratory. The school of neutrino research arose with projects implemented and under implementation. Now DLNP scientists together their colleagues from other institutes work on solving such problem as the precision measurement of mixing angles and difference in the squares of neutrino masses, determination of neutrino mass hierarchy, measurement of the phase responsible for the CP violation in the lepton sector, neutrino nature (Dirac or Majorana), existence of sterile neutrinos, precision measurement of solar neutrino fluxes, and search for sources of astrophysical neutrinos. They also take part in astrophysical projects aimed at studying the nature of cosmic rays, measuring their spectrum, searching for the corresponding sources, and searching for dark matter, a mysterious form of matter that makes up about a fourth of the total density of energy in the Universe.

  • Applied research

    Scientific research needs modern and new detectors. At DLNP extensive work is carried out on development, construction, and application of new detectors in particle physics, nuclear physics, and medical experiments. One of the most important directions in tout applied research is radiotherapy (tumor treatment) and the related diagnosis.

  • Infrastructure and equipment upgrade

    Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems is the oldest laboratory in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. To keep up with the times, it is necessary to upgrade scientific and technological equipment, develop new R&D and methodological laboratories, renew the machine-tool stock of the DNLP Workshop, and create modern attractive working conditions for our staff and visitors to JINR.