The first international symposium on "LHC Physics and Detectors"
was held in Dubna in 1996. The second one took place there in
But why did prominent world experts gather in Dubna if the
LHC is under construction at CERN?
The answer is that JINR makes an appreciable contribution both
to the accelerator-related part of the project and to the development
of the detectors for the experiments. As well as the scientific
centres of JINR Member States, many factories, including former
defence ones, are involved in this work.