Our institute is one of the well-known research centers in the world, studying the dynamics of chemical elementary processes in the various systems and physical states of matter.
Resolution of the Supreme Council of National Economy of 15 October 1931 announced foundation of the Institute of Chemical Physics on the basis of physico-chemical section of the Leningrad Physical-Technical Institute, headed by Nikolai Nikolaevich Semenov — then a member of the Academy of Sciences, and later an academician and a Nobel Prize winner.
The Institute was tasked to "the implementation of physical theories and methods in chemistry, chemical industry and other sectors of the economy".
The result of 84 years shows that the Institute had fulfilled this task. But the main result of the research activities of the Institute and its director N.N. Semenov — is creation of a new field of natural science — Chemical Physics .