BNL-CZ project is underway

10. 07. 2017

Řež, June 14th, 2017: The project Brookhaven National Laboratory - the participation of the Czech Republic has been launched on June 1st, 2017 and supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic and by the European Union (European Structural and Investment Funds).

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is one of the US and world´s largest multidisciplinary research centers. This laboratory, located in the middle of Long Island, New York, operates several unique world-class research facilities in which the international scientific community is looking for answers to important questions in basic and applied research.

Since 2016, the Czech contribution to BNL is part of the Roadmap of large infrastructures for research, experimental development and innovation of the Czech Republic for the years 2016–2022. The Czech Republic in BNL is currently represented primarily through research on ultra-relativistic nuclei collisions.

In the BNL research infrastructure are involved Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS (NPI), Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering CTU in Prague and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics CU.

The project, led by Jaroslav Bielčík, is composed of three research programs - STAR, PHENIX and sPHENIX experiments. The STAR program, led by Jana Bielčiková – NPI, will experimentally study the basic properties of nuclear matter generated in heavy ion collisions, while the PHENIX program will study the proton spin structure. These programs will be complemented by the third - phenomenology of Cold Nuclear Matter - common to both experiments.

Contact for more information:

Miroslav Dočkal, NPI Public Relations Manager, e-mail: