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Atoms for Peace

As the development of research in physics has demanded giant accelerators and experimental installations, so scientific co-operation has been extended to large industrial companies and associations, including defence-oriented ones.

Among the first examples of participation of the Russian military industrial complex in the development of peaceful science was the manufacture of a large magnet for the joint JINR - CERN experiment, NA4, at CERN's SPS.

Members of the NA4 experiment at the regular workshop on co-ordination of the joint work, in Dubna.
Left to right: F. Muller (CERN), L.V. Svetov (JINR), I.A. Golutvin (JINR), C. Rubbia (CERN) and I.A. Savin (JINR).

"Atoms for Peace", this old slogan is gaining a new meaning today. Rejecting confrontation, mankind looks for new ways to unite the world. Political and economic integration makes it possible to use the great potential and high technologies of the military-industrial complex for constructing new scientific facilities.

A large liquid-krypton cryostat for the joint JINR - CERN experiment NA48 manufactured at the Khrunichev State Research and Space Production Centre in Russia

1983. Academician Ye. Primakov (Prime Minister of the Russian Federation in 1999) meets with scientists of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research during a 'Peace Week' held in Dubna. Next to Ye. Primakov is Nobel Prize winner Academician I.M. Frank, Director of JINR's Laboratory of Neutron Physics.

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