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 April 2016 - 31 March 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 April 2016 - 31 March 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.

177 5.74 4.66

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 175 5.49 4.42
Chemistry 2 0.12 0.12
Earth & Environmental Sciences 1 0.14 0.14

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Scientists have investigated one of the cornerstones of the Standard Model of particle physics in the search for new physics, according to a study published in Physical Review Letters.

Recent findings have challenged one of the key predictions of the Standard Model — lepton flavour universality (LFU), in which elementary particles called leptons interact in the same way with the weak nuclear force responsible for radioactive decay, regardless of their properties or ‘flavours’.

To test for discrepancies in LFU, an international team of physicists, including researchers from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, used data from the Belle detector at the KEKB collider in Japan to explore the decay of a particular type of lepton, called a B meson.

The researchers found the data was consistent with Standard Model predictions, indicating that LFU was upheld for this decay and narrowing the search for new physics.

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  1. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 111801 (2017). doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.118.111801

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1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 9.36% Domestic
  • 90.64% 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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