INSTITUTE OF RADIATION PROBLEMS
AZERBAIJAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL, MATHEMATICAL AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES
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Organization’s history

Brief information on the organization’s history

Radiation Research Sector of Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences was founded according to the decision №27 on 21.05.1969 of State Committee for Science and Technology at USSR Council of Ministers in order to develop scientific and scientific-technical bases for peaceful use of nuclear energy, the study of the effect of different ionizing radiation on substances, the environment and living-beings, the physicochemical problems of energy transformation, radioecology and radiation safety in Azerbaijan.

After Azerbaijan had gained independence the problems of radiation safety and nuclear security, radioecology, peaceful use of nuclear energy became much actualer in the Republic. That’s why by the decision №81 in 21.05.2002 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic and the decision №13/1 in 03.06.2002 of the Presidium of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Institute of Radiation Problems was founded on the base of Radiation Research Sector.

Institute of Radiation of Problems is the only scientific institution within Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences which is carrying out fundamental scientific and technical researches and making domestic and international information exchange in the directions of peaceful use of nuclear energy, radiation safety, radioecology, physicochemical problems of power engineering, nonconventional energy transformation processes, radiation effects in solids and radiative study of materials in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Number of employees of the organization: 280