Perspective of collaboration development between JINR and IN2P3 in the next decades

News, 19 May 2021

On 18 May, the online conference “Perspective of collaboration development between JINR and IN2P3 in the next decades” was held.

The event was organized at the occasion of the joint anniversaries: 65th for JINR and 50th for the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) and opened a series of workshops on cooperation enhancement. The goal of the conference was to revisit the long-lasting collaboration between the two institutes and the perspectives for new collaborative projects. More than 60 participants gathered for the event.

The talks were thematically divided into six sections: nuclear physics, SPD physics, computing, neutrinos, radiobiology, accelerators. Scientists of the two institutes made reports in each section in which they presented already existing and planned projects of the organizations.

Thus, the parties discussed common interest in the experiments on the synthesis of superheavy elements and the study of their properties. In this regard, there is a field for cooperation development in the framework of research conducted at the Superheavy Element Factory in FLNR JINR and at the S3 spectrometer in the GANIL French National Centre. Moreover, participants noted prospects for joint studies in the fields of nucleon structure and the generalized parton distribution in them at the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) in the USA and at the SPD detector of the NICA complex. Participants presented research on neutrino physics carried out in the Baikal-GVD, KM3NeT, and RICOCHET projects that provide wide opportunities for the exchange of technologies and data processing methods. In the fields of radiobiological studies, the parties paid special attention to research on damages in the central nervous system under radiation and the mechanisms of DNA repair, which is of interest for space programmes. Participants also highlighted opportunities for joint research at the cellular level with the use of the U-400 cyclotron in FLNR.

Representatives of the organizations confirmed mutual interest in further cooperation enhancement and noted that a wide range of common interests indicates the necessity to hold one more such conference to present projects in other areas of research. Representatives of the Joint Institute also reminded about an opportunity of preparing PhD at JINR and invited French researchers to Dubna for participation in experimental programmes as soon as epidemiological restrictions are lifted.