The Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (BLTP) forms part of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), an international center of fundamental physics. The Laboratory functions as an independent institute carrying research into various fields of theoretical physics in close contact with the JINR experimental laboratories. This allows much room for interdisciplinary investigations and direct interaction between theorists and experimenters. The main lines of research at BLTP are quantum field theory and elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter theory, and modern mathematical physics. The Laboratory has created a unique scientific potential and accumulated invaluable experience in these fields of theoretical physics.
Around ten specialized seminars work on regular basis at which new results of scientists from both BLTP and other research centers of theoretical physics are discussed. The Laboratory maintains and develops the traditions of the famous scientific schools founded by prominent Russian scientists D.I. Blokhintsev, N.N. Bogoliubov, and M.A. Markov, thus creating a fruitful atmosphere for everyday research work.
Much attention is paid to strengthening of international contacts. There are a number of permanent scientific programmes supporting a direct collaboration of Dubna theorists with scientists from Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, France, Czechia, the South African Republic, as well as International research centers - CERN (European Union), APCTP (South Korea, and countries of Asia and Pacific region), and KEK (Japan). Traditionally, the Laboratory has lasting scientific contacts with the leading Russian research centres (Institute for High Energy Physics, Alikhanov Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Lebedev Physical Institute, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Institute for Nuclear Research, Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, etc.) and research organizations of the FSU countries.
The Laboratory organizes more than 10 International conferences, workshops, and schools annually. Such a high activity is specified by the necessities of investigations carried out at the Laboratory and reflects in full measure the level of their integration into the world science. The organization of these meetings is made possible by a well-developed infrastructure and stable work of all the services of BLTP and JINR.
An important part of the Laboratory's activities is the education and training of young scientists and students. The Laboratory has established several grants named after famous physicists to support post-graduates and young researchers. A systematic profound training of young scientists from the JINR Member States is carried out within the DIAS-TH project (Dubna International Advanced School on Theoretical Physics) .The BLTP theorists lecture at the International University "Dubna", Moscow State University, Tver' University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow State Institute of Radioengineering, Electronics, and Automation and other institutes.