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.

MEPhI retains sole responsibility for content © 2016 Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

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 February 2016 - 31 January 2017 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.

197 7.50 6.09

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 194 7.12 5.71
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)

Single-origin soup

© James Oursler/EyeEm/Getty images

© James Oursler/EyeEm/Getty images

Simulating the collisions between charged particles, scientists have recreated the conditions at the start of the universe, providing new insights into its origins and the nature of matter, according to a study published in Physical Review Letters.

By colliding atoms in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, scientists achieved temperatures of trillions of degrees Celsius, melting protons and neutrons to form a superhot “soup” — known as a quark-gluon plasma — containing the basic ingredients of matter that existed at the beginning of the universe.

The secrets of this soup have remained a mystery, until an international team of physicists, including researchers from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, used supercomputer simulations to provide new insights into its structure.

The simulations confirm that the plasma behaves like a fluid, which has a swirling, whirlpool-like structure, paving the way for further research into the origins of the universe and the nature of matter.

  1. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117,182301 (2016). doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.117.182301

View the article on the Nature Index

1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 10.08% Domestic
  • 89.92% 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.

Return to institution outputs