IN2P3 delegation visited JINR

News, 13 January 2017

On 12 January 2017, a representative delegation of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics of France (IN2P3) visited JINR to participate in the regular 27th Meeting of the Joint Committee on the Collaboration IN2P3-JINR. On the French side the meeting was attended by IN2P3 Director Reynald Pain, IN2P3 Deputy Directors for Research Ursula Bassler, Fanny Farget, Patrice Verdier and Head of the IN2P3 Department of International Relations Marine Moguen-Toursel. JINR was represented by JINR Director V.A. Matveev, JINR Vice-Directors G.V. Trubnikov and R. Lednický, JINR Chief Scientific Secretary N.A. Russakovich, Head of the JINR International Cooperation Department D.V. Kamanin, Director of the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems V.A. Bednyakov, Director of the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics V.V. Voronov, and Director of the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions S.N. Dmitriev.

During the meeting, the sides spoke about the latest achievements of the institutions, significant events of the past year and plans for the future. The meeting at the JINR Directorate was finished with the traditional adoption of decisions on a number of scientific visits in the frames of cooperation on 21 joint projects, including visits of JINR scientists to research centers of France as well as and visits of their French collaborators to JINR.

After the meeting of the Coordination Committee at the JINR Directorate the delegation members visited JINR laboratories. They were acquainted with current projects of the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems – the Baikal project and the results of the Edelweiss joint project. In the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions the guests visited the cyclotron complex and the Factory of Superheavy Elements which is being developed. The guests visited Laboratory for High Energy Physics, where they noted the progress at the construction site of the NICA project and achievements at the factory of superconducting magnets; they also were acquainted with the BM@N project.