JINR and HZDR signed a memorandum of mutual understanding

News, 29 September 2018

A Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) was signed in Dubna. The Centre includes the following organizations: the Institute of Ion-Beam Physics and Materials Research, the High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Institute of Radiochemistry, the Institute for Security Studies, the Institute of Radio­pharmaceutical Research, as well as the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology. Since 2011, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf has been a part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

A Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) was signed in Dubna. Video: JINR Scientific Information Department

Roland Sauerbrey, Director of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR): “We have signed the Memorandum of understanding between JINR and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. This Memorandum will be the basis for exchanging scientists, holding joint research, using equipment. It is my second visit to JINR. I was deeply impressed by the facilities, especially new equipment: it is very impressive. I have talked to many people here and I am convinced that they are high-level specialists. And this is the right foundation for the development of our further cooperation with the Joint Institute. We have visited the Laboratory of High Energy Physics, the Laboratory of Neutron Physics, the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems where cancer patients are treated using radiation. We have visited the Laboratory of Radiation Biology as well.

The HZDR Director discussed the prospects for the cooperation with heads of the Laboratories of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research the delegation had visited.

Victor Matveev, RAS Academician, Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research: “The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is one of our long-term partners, starting from the first years of operation of our Institute. That is why it is a great pleasure to see the Director of this Centre today and discuss further opportunities for our cooperation. We have signed the Memorandum of mutual understanding that outlines new opportunities for this cooperation. It is a pleasure to realize that it does not only includes finding out mutual fields of scientific interests but also the youth exchange, including students, as far as it is a significant part of our cooperation interesting to everyone: to us and our partners in Germany. We are constructing large-scale facilities (NICA mega-science project). And in this regard, it is important to do everything possible to involve talented young people in fundamental research. So, the experience of our colleagues will be extremely important. In general, the Helmholtz Association is our strategic partner. They have always greatly supported us, we took their opinion on the level of our projects into account. That is why their support played a significant role, including in the decision of the Russian Government to provide additional support for the NICA project. So, I hope that after the visit is completed we will work out new offers for further development of our cooperation.”

Roland Sauerbrey, Director of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR): “Firstly, I thought about the exchange of postgraduates and even younger people, i.e. students. We take part in the summer school in Dubna organized by JINR and various Helmholtz institutes. We continue supporting our student exchange in the fields of theoretical physics.”

Professor Roland Sauerbrey has been holding the Scientific Leader of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf since 2006. He visited Dubna with his spouce Gudrun Sauerbrey. The delegation included Doctor Uwe Meyer and Doctor Pavel Evtushenko.

Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) use modern research equipment to improve the properties of traditional materials and develop new ones. It includes, in particular, modelling of steel casting, radiation sources, and ultra-strong magnetic fields for the study of various materials such as superconductors. Fundamental research is also held to obtain an opportunity for using semiconducting materials in electronics and computing technology. Moreover, research on the origins of matter as a result of the Big Bang is being carried out.

Study of cancer cells is focused on three main aspects: research in the fields of new radioactive pharmaceuticals for cancer diagnosis, development of visualization methods used in oncology and the improvement of the process of particle acceleration using laser technologies. Scientists carry out studies in the fields of chemical and metalworking industries, nuclear safety, new technologies for exploration, production and use of raw materials and biocomposite materials.

JINR Scientific Information Department, 2018