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Department of Nuclear Physics

Polvonov Satimboy - Head of department

 100174, Universitet street 4, Olmazor district, Tashkent

 Monday-Friday, 14:00 – 17:00

+998 93 556-10-84


History and main activities of the department

In 1956, on the initiative of S.A. Azimova at the Central Asian State University (SAGU), the Department of the Structure of Substance was established, which for the first time in Central Asia began the training of specialists in the field of nuclear physics and cosmic rays. In 1957, the department created a problem laboratory for nuclear physics and cosmic rays. For three years, a 25-MeV betatron was installed in the problem laboratory and investigations were begun to measure the cross section for the interaction of gamma quanta with various nuclei (VS Masagutov), ​​and a high-altitude station Kumbel was built at an altitude of 3160 m above sea level, Investigations of the characteristics of nuclear interactions and electromagnetic cascades by the most modern methods for that time in the energy range 1011-1012 eV have been started. (Yu.P. Kratenko).

From the department of the structure of matter, a separate Department of Radiation Physics was specially assigned to train personnel for the new Institute of Nuclear Physics, and the Department of the Structure of the Substance was renamed the Department of Nuclear Physics and Cosmic Rays with the orientation of training personnel not only in low-energy nuclear physics, but also in the field of nuclear physics high-energy physics and cosmic-ray physics.
Fundamental scientific research in the problem laboratory of the department was accompanied by a wide range of applied works on nuclear physics in Uzbekistan. In the seventies, the construction of a betatron laboratory of the department with a betatron at 50 MeV began. In the future, the Institute of Applied Physics of the TashGU was established on its basis, which was headed by T.M. Muminov.
For more than half a century, the department has trained over 15,000 nuclear physicists who work not only in Uzbekistan, but also in other republics of the former Soviet Union. More than 300 people received degrees. About 30 of them are doctors of sciences. Among the graduates of the department are such famous scientists as U.G. Gulyamov, A.A. Abdurazakov, R.B. Begzhanov. B.S. Yuldashev.
In different years the department was headed by Academician S.A. Azimov, A.A. Abdurazakov, R.B. Begzhanov, B.S. Yuldashev, T.S. Yuldashbaev, Professor A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, K.R. Nasriddinov, A.A. Abdumalikov, Associate Professor Z. Kanokov.

In 2005, the nuclear department and the chair of theoretical physics were united into one single department of nuclear and theoretical physics. On May 25, 2016, on the basis of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. PP-2527 "On measures to further improve the activities of the National University of Uzbekistan" on May 11, 2016, the Department of Low Energy Physics was organized. October 25, 2017 by the decision of the Council of the University number 3, the Department of Low Energy Physics was renamed the Department of Nuclear Physics. Associate professor S.R., Polvonov was elected as the head of the department. At present, there are 2 Doctors of Sciences, 5 Candidates of Science and 1 Academician working in the department. At the department there is a magistracy specializing in "5A140205 - physics of the atomic nucleus and elementary particles, accelerating technology." The undergraduates of the department under the leadership of Academician Tolib Musayevich Muminov are conducting scientific research on promising areas of modern nuclear physics.
Professors and teachers of the department together with the staff of the scientific complex "Unique objects" within the framework of the state scientific and technical program carry out scientific works on two fundamental and two applied grants.

Subjects taught at the department are shown separately for bachelor's and master's degrees

Subject nameInformation about science
1Atomic physicsAbout atomic structure and properties
2Physpracticum 5About atomic structure and properties
3Atomic, nuclear and elementary particle physicsAbout the structure and properties of atoms and nuclei
4Physpracticum 6About atomic nucleus and elementary particle
5Atomic nucleus and physics of elementary particlesAbout atomic nucleus and elementary particle
6Nuclear and ionizing radiation physicsAbout the nature and types of ionizing radiation
7Radiation therapy and radiobiologyAbout radiations and their use in treatment
8Radiation protection and safetyAbout radiation protection
9Accelerators physics 1About the physical basis of accelerators
10Accelerators physics 2About the physical basis of accelerators
11Medical devices and radiation detectorsAbout types of medical devices and principles of operation
12Clinical dosimetryAbout dosimetric quantities and radiation protection
13Tomographs and their physical basisAbout tomographs, their structure, principle of operation and physical basis
14Interaction of radiation with matterAbout the interaction of nuclear radiation with matter
  70530902- Nuclear physics and nuclear technologies (by application)
1Experimental methods of nuclear physicsExperimental nuclear physics is the practical investigation of the processes that occur at the heart of an atom.
2Applied nuclear physicsThis area of study is concerned with the low-energy nuclear physics and interaction of radiation with matter important to nuclear chemistry, nuclear technology and applications.
3High energy physicsHigh Energy Physics explores what the world is made of and how it works at the smallest and largest scales, seeking new discoveries from the tiniest particles to the outer reaches of space.
4Computational physics and modeling of physical processesThe study and implementation of numerical analysis to solve problems in physics for which a quantitative theory already exists.
5Nuclear astrophysicsNuclear astrophysics is an interdisciplinary part of both nuclear physics and astrophysics, involving close collaboration among researchers in various subfields of each of these fields.
6Nuclear physics and nuclear technologiesIt is the study of technologies of nuclear power engineering and nuclear medicine.
7Nuclear reactor physicsStudies the physical processes in nuclear reactors.
8Modern problems of nuclear energyStudy of the Modern problems of nuclear energy.
9Nuclear and radiation safetyStudies nuclear and radiation safety and security regulations.
10Interaction of nuclear rays with matterStudies the interaction of nuclear radiation with matter.
11Nuclear reactionsStudies nuclear reactions and their physical basis.
12Neutron physicsStudies neutron physics and the interaction of neutrons with matter.
70531201 – Medical physics
1Nuclear medicineNuclear medicine is a branch of clinical medicine that deals with the use of radionuclide pharmaceuticals in diagnosis and treatment.
2Application of accelerators in medicineStudies the physics of accelerators and their applications in medicine.
3Modern methods of radiation diagnostics and therapyStudies modern methods of radiation diagnostics and therapy
4Physical basis of medical techniqueStudies the physical basis of techniques used in medicine.
5Modern problems of biophysicsStudies modern problems of biophysics.
6Radiation biophysicsRadiation biophysics studies an in-depth description of the physics and chemistry of radiation and its effects on biological systems.
7Physical basis of PET, MRI and CT scansStudies the physical basis of positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and computer tomography.
8Current issues of clinical dosimetryStudies current issues of clinical dosimetry.
9Physical basis of dosimetryStudies the physical basis of dosimetry.
10Methods of signal and image processing in medicineStudies signal and image processing in medicine.
11Physics of biological effects of radiationStudies the physics of biological effects of radiation.
12RadiologyRadiology is a branch of medicine that uses imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease.

About researchers and scientific works

  Full nameAcademic degree  Dissertation topic
1Polvonov Satimboy Rajapovichф.-м.ф.н., проф.Features of the excitation of isomeric states in the reactions (γ,n), (γ,2n), (γ,p) and (n,2n) in the energy range 10-35 MeV      

Information about local and foreign partners

  1. Joint Nuclear Research Institute (Dubna, Russia)
  2. Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus)
  3. Institute of Nuclear Physics (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  4. Institute of Nuclear Physics (Catania, Italy)
  5. Institute of Nuclear Physics (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  6. Samarkand State University
  7. Navoi State Pedagogical Institute

Department content

Full nameE-mail
1Polvonov Satimboy ,
3Mamayusupova Mukadas
4Ruzimov Shamurat
5Tuymuradov Abror Alisher
6Tuymuradov Dilmurod Isroil
7Ashurov Sindorjon Axmadjon o‘g‘


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