National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
Национа́льный иссле́довательский я́дерный университет (МИФИ)


National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) is one of the world’s leading universities in the physical sciences and related scientific fields. MEPhI is a highly ranked international university associated with great scientists including 6 nobel laureates.

Founded in 1942 and headquartered in Moscow, MEPhI has established a well-deserved reputation and plays an integral role in the megaprojects of our time, including the ITER fusion reactor, currently under construction in France, as well as ALICE and ATLAS high-energy physics experiments at CERN in Switzerland.

MEPhI is a global university that has adopted the European Bologna education process, and now offers BS, MS and PhD programs. It is also a member of the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) international community and offers a growing number of programs and courses in English.

MEPhI is a university of choice for ambitious students who aim to excel in the sciences and engineering and the university offers a range of more than 200 undergraduate courses and students are encouraged to participate in work placements both in Russia and internationally. MEPhI offers double diploma and exchange programs with European, Asian and American universities.

One of the unique characteristics of the University`s educational structure is its modularity – flexible curriculum paths, multidisciplinarity, individual plans for the students, as well as project and distance learning.

Students have the chance to participate in research, even as an undergraduate, and diploma thesis projects at MEPhI (for example, in the Engineering Center or laboratories), in Russia (Rosatom and its subsidiaries, Yandex, etc.) or even abroad, over 50 students went abroad to participate in projects in 2015.

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1 December 2015 - 30 November 2016

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) published between 1 December 2015 - 30 November 2016 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

204 7.85 6.33

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 201 7.47 5.95
Chemistry 3 0.26 0.26
Earth & Environmental Sciences 1 0.14 0.14

Highlight of the month: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

What PAMELA can tell us about positrons

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© Science Photo Library – SCIEPRO/Brand X Pictures/Getty

A change in cosmic rays in 2015 compared to values taken in the 1990s has been explained by solar cycles, according to an international team including researchers from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

Cosmic rays are streams of high-energy particles travelling through the Universe at almost the speed of light. The Payload for Antimatter Matter Exploration and Light-nuclei Astrophysics experiment — PAMELA to its friends — looked at measurements of low-energy positrons — or ‘antimatter electrons’ — taken between 2006 and 2015.

The team found that the positron fraction in cosmic rays was much higher in 2015 than in the 1990s, and also between 2006 and 2013. This was because the Sun’s magnetic field flipped direction during 2013 and 2014 and pointed north along its rotational axis, allowing more positrons to reach PAMELA.

This finding was in agreement with theoretical models that predict how cosmic rays drift according to their charge and magnetic field.

  1. Physical Review Letters 116, 241105 (2016). doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.116.241105

View the article on the Nature Index

1 December 2015 - 30 November 2016

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 10.63% Domestic
  • 89.37% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

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