The VIII international nuclear physics conference Nucleus-nuclear collisions-2003 will be held in Moscow on June 17 to 21. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, similar conferences are held every three years and are attended by over 250 leading nuclear physicists from 33 different countries.
Yuri Abov, a representative of the Russian Science Academy at the opening ceremony, said 'we are studying nuclear collisions to try to gain a better understanding of the structure of matter and the processes taking place in the universe.' He said that representatives of the leading nuclear research centres in the US, Japan, Germany, Italy and Russia would present the results of their work over the last three years. Other invitees include famous physicists, members of the Russian Science Academy and government representatives connected with the organisation and development of scientific research in the area of nuclear physics.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now