Forward to summits of science: the journey from an intern to the head of a scientific center. And that’s just the beginning. Today, April 17, is the birthday of Academician Grigory Trubnikov.


Grigory Vladimirovich Trubnikov is a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He was born on April 17, 1976, in the city of Bratsk, Irkutsk Region. He graduated from Lipetsk State Technical University with a degree in automated information processing and control systems (1998).

Grigory Trubnikov began his journey to science within the walls of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna in 1996. His internship as a laboratory assistant was the start of his career. After graduating from the University, from 1998 to 2002, he worked as an associate, and then as a researcher at the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of the JINR.

Grigory Vladimirovich is an experimental physicist, an expert in the physics and technology of particle accelerators, colliders and charged particle beam storage rings.

He holds a doctoral degree in Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

His dissertation was titled: Nuclotron – A Synchrotron of Relativistic Heavy Ions at the NICA Accelerator Facility. The acceleration facility exists not only on pages of scientific theory but in practice as well – at the premises of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna headed by Grigory Trubnikov. The scientist talked about the mysterious “time machine,” that is, about the NICA complex, in an interview with our portal. 

Grigory Trubnikov is the author of about 190 scientific papers and reviews. He is also one of the creators of a new generation of heavy ion accelerators for relativistic nuclear physics and innovative nuclear energy technologies. For this development the scientist was awarded a prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology.

Becoming a RAS Academician in the physical sciences department in 2016 was another milestone in his journey in science. A year later, in 2017 he was appointed First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia.

A remarkable event happened in March 2020 when Grigory Trubnikov returned to his native institute to become its head in a few months.

On November 23, 2020, at a session of the Committee of Authorized Representatives of JINR (Dubna), Academician Grigory Trubnikov was elected by a majority vote as the new director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

In his congratulatory speech Grigory Trubnikov’s new appointment, the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Sergeev, spoke about the scientist’s vigor, expertise, high competence and commitment. These are the qualities that characterize Grigory Trubnikov. Under his leadership, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research completed a number of landmark domestic studies and projects. As we congratulate Grigory Vladimirovich on his birthday we wish him to surmounts new peaks and score even greater victories in science.

As we celebrate the birthday of an outstanding scientist, we suggest to watch interviews with Grigory Trubnikov published at the Scientific Russia portal.

Science is a leap into the future. In the World of Science, Issue 11, 2018.

NICA – a time machine through the Universe – an interview taken in a booster tunnel of the NICA accelerator facility