28 Aug 2018 11:21

Putin briefed on new projects in nuclear physics, other areas at Technoprom-2018 show in Novosibirsk

NOVOSIBIRSK. Aug 28 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has been briefed on new projects, including the SKIF synchrotron and the Super C-Tau Fabrika accelerator that are due to be built in Novosibirsk, at the International Forum and Exhibition of Technological Development Technoprom.

Putin visited the stand of the Novosibirsk Akademgorodok. Acting Governor Andrei Travnikov told the president about the implementation of his order to develop the Novosibirsk Scientific Center (NSC). The NSC, which will comprise three academic compounds, has a portfolio of over 30 innovative social and infrastructural projects.

Putin also learned about the project of the Competence Center Genetic Technologies, which would share the result of its studies with academic research centers, higher education establishments, and business. The project will be implemented from 2019 till 2026.

The president was shown mockups of the Super C-Tau Fabrika electron-positron counter-flow accelerator and the SKIF (Siberian Ring Photon Source). "These projects could win the Nobel Prize," Valentin Parmon, the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and head of the Academy's Siberian branch, said.

According to the exhibition materials, the Super C-Tau Fabrika will be built on the premises of the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Academy's Siberian branch to study c-quarks and tau-leptons and will ensure leadership of Russian researchers in the field of fundamental high-energy physics studies, accelerators, and affiliated areas. There are plans to build the collider in 2021 - 2025, the launch the accelerator and reach its rated parameters in 2026-2027, and to accomplish the first stage of experiments in 2028 - 2040.

The purpose of the SKIF synchrotron, which will be built in the Koltsovo science town near Novosibirsk, is to increase the percentage of globally competitive products of domestic high-tech business and industries. The center will be commissioned in 2024 and reach the rated capacity in 2034.

Putin also visited the stand of a Russian company manufacturing endovascular surgery tools.