Nuclear physics methods laboratory

Features of our approach to solving scientific problems of today:

  • The laboratory was established on the basis of MIPT, which allows involving a large number of interested students.
  • By combining scientific work with educational process, we ensure continuity of scientific experience.
  • The structure of our laboratory allows even junior students to take part in world-class experiments.
  • We use the most modern methods in our work on physical experiments.

Nuclear physics

The laboratory participates in several international particle physics experiments, such as the GERDA neutrine-free double beta decay experiment, the Troitsk nu-mass neutrino mass search experiment and so on.


The tasks of the laboratory include the development of new educational programs in physics and methods of physical experiment, as well as improving the existing methodological and information base in MIPT and in academic institutes.

Computational methods

One of the main activities is the development of computational methods and open source software for use in education and scientific activities.

Latest news

Scientific programming on Kotlin - 202007.02.2020

Registration for the course "Introduction to Scientific Programming in the Kotlin Language" is open. This year the course is officially supported by JetBrains and JetBrains Research.

Course page is available here. To participate in the course, fill the form.

2019 results24.12.2019

Achievement Summary for 2019

The Laboratory of Nuclear Physics Methods (LNPM) consists of 9 research workers (including 4 postgraduate students) and 10 MIPT students.

In 2019 LNPM worked in the field of nucleus and particle non-accelerator physics. For the international GERDA/LEGEND experiments, the background intensity induced by solar neutrinos was calculated. The neutrino absorption cross section of the Ga-71 nucleus, which is necessary for interpreting data from the SAGE and GALEX neutrino telescopes, was studied. Junior LNPM researcher G.A. Koroteev, MIPT postgraduate students A.N. Fazliakhmetov and A.K. Vyborov reported on these works at the International Conference MEDEX'19 in Prague (27-31.05) and at the General Collaboration Meeting of GERDA in Zurich (24-26.06). The angular distributions of cosmic muon fluxes were studied in the low-background underground laboratory LSC (international project “Mu-monitor”, Canfranc, Spain). The results were published in Eur.Phys.J. P79 (2019), 721. Senior LNPM researcher A.A. Nozik participated in the IAXO International Collaboration Meeting in Zaragoza (23-25.10). The LNPM program of work in the IAXO experiment was agreed upon, and the official entry of the MIPT into the collaboration is being drawn up. In the laboratory jointly with the SRI of the RAS and the Yerevan Physical Institute were investigated models of the behavior of charged particles in thunderclouds. MIPT students E.M. Stadnichuk and T.M. Khamitov reported the results of their work at the international conference TEPA 2019 in Armenia (14-17.10).

At the LNPM has been formed a group dedicated to the development of computer technologies in particle physics. In 2019, infrastructure projects developed: data visualization systems, web configurators, working with databases, etc. A prototype of a new generation three-dimensional visualization system has been created. The laboratory, as part of the international BAT group, was developing tools for Bayesian analysis of data from physical experiments. Senior LNPM researcher A.A. Nozik and MIPT student T. Abramova participated in the BAT group workshop in Dortmund. The group is creating an international collaboration, in which LNPM, representing MIPT, will be one of the leading members. Under the leadership of the head of MIPT HEPL T.A. Aushev the Laboratory participates in the development of computer technologies for the international mega-project NICA (JINR, Dubna). LNPM actively cooperates with JetBrains(research work, contract for 19000$) and has joined the international scientific organization JetBrains Research.

According to the results of the work of the Laboratory of Nuclear Physical Experiment Methods in 2019, 8 articles were published in indexed international journals and 14 reports were made at international scientific conferences.

Publications and conferences

The list of publications and conferences attended by laboratory staff can be found here.

News - autumn 201913.11.2019

Added QUARKS-2020 conference page

Next year, held every two years, the international QUARKS seminar will be held with the financial support of MIPT. Conference page can be found here. Conference site is here.

Cooperation with JetBrains Research is ongoing

Laboratory page periodically updates at JetBrains Research site. The main project developing in this half-year is three-dimensional visualization for simulation tasks and Event Display based on Kotlin-Multiplatform technology. Project repository is here. Event Display will be used at NICA experiments. We are planning to perform at KotlinConf-2019!


The process of formal entry of the laboratory (and MIPT) into the IAXO collaboration has begun. Laboratory staff will be primarily concerned with the software infrastructure and the slow control system.

The process of forming the BAT collaboration has begun.


The page with publications and speeches at conferences for 2019 has been updated. There are a lot of them!