The Kurchatov Institute (Russian: Hациональный исследовательский центр «Курчатовский Институт», ‘National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”‘) is Russia’s leading research and development institution in the field of nuclear energy. It is named after Igor Kurchatov and is located at 1 Kurchatov Square, Moscow.
In the Soviet Union it was known as I. V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy (Russian: Институт Атомной Энергии им. И.В. Курчатова), abbreviated KIAE (Russian: КИАЭ). Between 1991 and 2010, it was known as the Russian Scientific Centre “Kurchatov Institute” (Роcсийский научный центр «Курчатовский Институт») before its name was changed to National Research Centre.
The institute is involved in:
Many reactors were designed by researchers of the institute.