Superconducting magnet factory officialy started the operation for NICA and FAIR accelerator facility.
The funding of the NICA Project started by Goverment of the Russian Federation.
Linear accelerator (LU-20) for deuterons and polarized beams is in operation now.
Nobel Laureate Professor David Gross, an American theoretical physicist and string theorist, took part in the cornerstone laying ceremony of NICA Collider building with the Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Andrei Fursenko, Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov, Russian Deputy Minister of Education and Science Lyudmila Ogorodova, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fortov and Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Victor Matveev.
After the ceremony David Gross visited JINR Laboratories and gave his lecture. On this page you can find more videos.
On December 17 a historical event - in the framework of the meeting of heads of governments of Russia and China signed a protocol between the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research on the prospects of cooperation in the framework of the complex superconducting rings with colliding beams of heavy ions - mega-Science of the NICA.