2013 - For NCBJ the year 2013 was a time of intensive capacity building and important scientific achievements. Being the largest research institute in Poland is a challenge, becoming the best is our goal. According to the SCImago1 rankings we have achieved this goal in the category of “normalized impact” accounting for reviewed publications and their citations. We are proud to be number one in Poland and we are not ashamed to be number 156 in the world. This was achieved thanks to 600 papers and more than 9800 citations giving us a Hirsch index equal to 115.
2012 - The year 2012 was the first full year of NCBJ in its new form. Merging the two institutes at Świerk and reorganization of the National Centre for Nuclear Research was a real breakthrough. NCBJ with almost 1100 employees is the largest research institute in Poland. It is now ready to undertake ambitious projects in its threefold mission…
2011 - The National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Poland commenced operations on September 1, 2011. The Polish Government's decision to merge POLATOM Institute for Atomic Energy (IEA) and the Sołtan Institute for Nuclear Studies (IPJ) has ended an almost 30-year-long period, during which the Świerk Research Centre remained fragmented. The former Institute for Nuclear Research has been brought back to life under a new name and with a new set of tasks to accomplish.
2010 - In 2010 our institute was again ranked among the best (class A) research organizations. This was mainly thanks to a large number of publications in prestigious scientific journals. A good example is given by prof. Janusz Wilczyński, who was awarded the prize for the best achievement in IPJ in 2010 in basic research. He published a series of papers in “Physical Review Letters” and “Physical Review” devoted to the discovery and study of a new mechanism of fast ternary or quaternary breakup of a heavy system into massive fragments. Experimental results obtained at LNS Catania in collaboration with an international, mostly Italian and Polish, were analized and interpreted by prof. Wilczyński and his collaborators.