This course consists of 7 lectures prepared by the leading specialists of JINR, which will tell you about the new accelerator complex NICA being built on the basis of the Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics (VBLHEP) at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), in the city of Dubna, Moscow Region. This megaproject is extremely important for the implementation of applied and fundamental research in the field of nuclear physics. After listening to the course, you will learn about the steps that scientists are taking to reproduce in the laboratory and study a special state of matter - the quark-gluon plasma in which our Universe was in the first instants after the Big Bang.

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Mega science projects

This lecture will tell you about the start of the mega science projects in the field of the particle physics and the history of the first well known facilities.  Lecture is brought you by the Deputy chief of the accelerator department of High energy physics Anatoly Sidorin (LHEP, JINR).

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Particle accelerators at JINR

From this course you will know about the history of particle accelerators, different types of the acceleration and will go to such machies as RF Resonant accelerators, cyclotrons, synchrotrons.  Lecture is brought you by the Deputy chief of the accelerator department of High energy physics Anatoly Sidorin (LHEP, JINR).

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Structure and tasks of the NICA complex

From this course you will know the structure on NICA complex: it's experimental facilities, tasks and future program.  Lecture is brought you by the Deputy chief of the accelerator department of High energy physics Anatoly Sidorin (LHEP, JINR).

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Injection complex

This lecture tells you about the structure of NICA injection complex, injection chains for light and heavy ions, linear accelerators and beam transport lines.  Lecture is brought you by the Deputy chief of the accelerator department of High energy physics Anatoly Sidorin (LHEP, JINR).

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Superconducting magnets

This lecture is about the Superconducting (SC) magnets used in the NICA complex is brought you by the Head of the research and experimental department of SC magnets Sergey Kostromin.

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Nuclotron

This lecture is dedicated to the Superconducting Heavy Ion Synchrotron called Nuclotron, which was built in 1993 and now will be used as a second accelerating ring for the NICA complex.  Lecture is brought you by the Deputy chief of the accelerator department of High energy physics Anatoly Sidorin (LHEP, JINR).

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Collider

From this lecture you will know about the collider experiment, it's structure and parameters for Au–Au collisions, comparison to the fixed-target experiment, luminosity of experiment and staging of the collider operation.  Lecture is brought you by the Deputy chief of the accelerator department of High energy physics Anatoly Sidorin (LHEP, JINR).