The Institute of Electrophysics was established in November, 1986 by a group of scientists headed by Academician G. A. Mesyats, that had come to Ekaterinburg (former Sverdlovsk) from Tomsk. This group has begun the work on pulsed power science, a new field in physical research at the Urals. That appeared first at the Institute of High Current Electronics in Tomsk. Later on, a number of leading scientists that had been with other research institutions in Moscow and Sverdlovsk were invited to work at the Institute.
The institute staff is now around 200 persons, 80 researchers included. Working at the Institute are 1 full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 4 correspondent members of the RAS, 12 doctors of science and more than 40 candidates of science. They constitute a well-organized body of scientists whose works have gained recognition among the physics community in this country and abroad.
Other institution names:
Institute of Electrophysics, USSR Academy of Sciences