Ilia Vekua Sukhumi Institute of Physics and Technology (SIPT) was founded in 1945.  The Institute was formed on the ground of the core of the famous German scientists (Nobel laureate Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Manfred Von Ardenne, Max Steenbeck, Pieter Thiessen, Max Volmer, Nikolaus Riehl, etc.).

Activities of institute included research technologies of creation nuclear and thermonuclear and corpuscular-beam weapons, and also scientist researches in fields including plasma physics, solid state physics, untraditional energetic, physical electronics and other.

In 2006, the Institute was granted the status of a legal entity of public law (LEPL). Same year, scientific- technology direction was created in the Institute, with appropriate scientific-structural units, involvement in the international scientific 
researches and projects was increased respectively.
International Conference on: “Advanced Materials and Technologies” (ICAMT) held by Ilia Vekua Sukhumi Institute of Physics and Technology in Tbilisi was dedicated to its 70th anniversary, October 21-23, 2015.
On November 21, 2019, a seminar was held at SIPT titled „Dysprosium-containing Hg-1223 Superconducting Materials' Technology and Research“ - presenter Dr. Ioseb Metskhvarishvili, senior researcher of the Laboratory of Cryogenic Techniques and Technologies.
On October 25, a jubilee session devoted to the 90th Anniversary of the prominent Georgian scientist and public figure, unrivaled organizer of Science and Technology Development, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia, honorary worker of Georgian science, Doctor of Physical and Technical sciences, Professor, Revaz Salukvadze. 
On November 8, Academician Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Prof.h.c. Athanasios G. Mamalis of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, visited SIPT.  During the meeting, joint work and future cooperation prospects were planned.
Employees of Ilia Vekua Sukhumi Institute of  Physics and Technology : Natia Jalagonia, Leila Kalatozishvili and Tatiana Melashvili were on business trip at the Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,  Sofia, Bulgaria, from 17 August to 17  October, 2019 within the Project: Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Exchange Grant.

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