9-14 September 2018
University of Ferrara
Europe/Rome timezone

Status and Perspectives of the NICA Project

11 Sep 2018, 10:20
Teatro Nuovo - Piazza Trento e Trieste, 52

Teatro Nuovo - Piazza Trento e Trieste, 52

Piazza Trento e Trieste, 52
Plenary Sessions (for INVITED PLENARY TALKS only!) Future Facilities and Experiments Plenary


Prof. Alexander Kovalenko (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)


The NICA (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility) is the new international research facility under the constructing at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna). The main targets of the facility are: study of hot and dense baryonic matter over the energy range of the maximum baryonic density; investigation of nucleon spin structure and polarization phenomena; and the development of the main JINR facility as well based on the new collider of relativistic ions from protons to gold and polarized protons and deuterons at the maximum collision energy of sqrt(sNN) =11GeV (Au79+ ) and 27 GeV (p). Two collider detector setups MPD and SPD are under construction and design respectively. The setup BM@N (Baryonic Matter at Nuclotron) had started data taken at the new fixed target area of the Nuclotron. An average luminosity of the collider is expected at the level of 1∙10e27 cm-2 s-1 for Au (79+) and 1∙10e32 cm-2 s-1 for polarized protons (at the maximum energy). The status of NICA design and construction is presented some details of the SPD design and polarization research program is discussed.

Primary author

Prof. Alexander Kovalenko (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)


Prof. Alexander Sorin (JINR) Prof. Grigory Trubnikov (JINR) Prof. Igor Meshkov (JINR) Prof. Richard Lednicki (JINR) Prof. Rumen Tsenov (JINR) Prof. Victor Matveev (JINR) Prof. Vladimir Kekelidze (JINR)

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