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Revealing the secrets of nature

Fundamental science or basic science is the pursuit of knowledge and information to better understand and explain natural phenomena. This type of research seeks knowledge in its purest form and it is the source of most of the new scientific ideas and ways of thinking about the world. IFIN-HH is committed to this discovery endeavour and through experiments and research it is focused on expanding our understanding of the universe. Below are the main departments from IFIN-HH contributing to this quest.

DFH

Bricks of our world

Hadronic Physics Department (DFH) a group with a rich experience in: nuclear interactions, hadronic matter, nuclear structure and dynamics. Over the years the members of our group have been involved in several international collaborations. Detector R&D, front-end electronics development, simulations, detector construction, calibration, data analysis and their interpretation and development of microscopical models are the fields in which HPD is constantly playing an important role.

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DFN

The Atomic Nucleus

The Department of Nuclear Physics (DFN) is a multidisciplinary research unit in the field of nuclear and atomic physics. The Department's mission lies in the areas of basic and applied research , particularly in the fields which are relevant for sustainable development and the national endeavour for integration in the European Union. The research projects underway in DFN are also of a major importance for training and education.

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DFPE

Elementary Particles

The Department of Elementary Particles Physics (DFPE) - is currently investigating hot topics like the Standard Model and its extensions, generalized field theories, quark-gluon plasma and charm particles, neutrinos, and classical and quantum gravity. is currently investigating hot topics like the Standard Model and its extensions, generalized field theories, quark-gluon plasma and charm particles, neutrinos, and classical and quantum gravity.

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DFT

Theoretical Physics

The Department of Theoretical Physics (DFT) - The research activity is carried out in the following fields: Condensed Matter Physics, Exotic Nuclei and Astrophysics, Fields and Particles, Mathematical Physics, Nanophysics and Emerging Materials, Nuclear Structure and Reactions, Nonlinear Optics, Open Systems and Physics of Quantum Information.

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ELI-NP

Extreme Light Infrastructure

The Extreme Light Infrastructure Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) project is one of the most prestigious research infrastructures in the world due to its unique state-of-the-art equipment. Implemented by the National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering Horia Hulubei, ELI-NP has been designated by the Nuclear Physics Collaboration Committee of the European Science Foundation (NuPECC) as a major facility in the Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan.

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