4 Oct 2010 17:22

Russia joins antiproton, ion research project

MOSCOW. Oct 4 (Interfax) - Russia signed up for the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) convention in the German city of Wiesbaden on Monday, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

Germany, France, Spain, India, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Romania and Slovenia have already joined the convention to set the research center up, and Britain, Italy, Slovakia, China, Austria and Greece plan to do so within a year.

Rosatom will own 17.45% of a limited liability company, FAIR LLC, which will carry out the project to study the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe. Boris Sharkov, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is its research director and chief executive.