JINR for project “Science. Territory of Heroes”

Education, 27 October 2021

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research has joined the development of materials for the competition “Science. Territory of Heroes”. Participants of the second stage of the competition will be able to learn about the construction of the NICA collider through a video tour and solve the task, which JINR Director Grigory Trubnikov has proposed.

On 25 October, the first stage of the second season of the competition “Science. Territory of Heroes” finished. The competition is organised by the independent non-profit organisation “Natsionalnye prioritety” (lit. “National Priorities”) together with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia in the Year of Science and Technology.

The main purpose of the competition is to evoke interest in science among young people. More than 5,000 schoolchildren and students from different regions of the country are participating in the competition at the moment.

In the second stage, participants will receive unique tasks invented together with Russian scientists, new materials on research and development in different scientific fields, and video tours of leading scientific laboratories in Russia.

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research has joined the development of materials for the competition. Participants can visit the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research via a video tour recorded with the participation of young scientists of the Institute. “For the competition “Science. Territory of Heroes” we organised a special presentation of one of our laboratories, in which young researchers talk about the construction of the NICA collider and their scientific tasks in this project,” JINR Director, Academician Grigory Trubnikov says. “At NICA, we use high-precision equipment to simulate a microscopic model of the early universe. According to physicists, a substance was burning and dense at that moment. Later, protons and neutrons were formed from it, and objects of the surrounding world were formed from them. NICA is a time machine that will allow looking back 14 billion years ago. In the NICA project, scientists from 70 institutes from 32 countries of the world are searching for answers to one of the most interesting questions that humanity is trying to comprehend — how our world was created.”

Moreover, specially for the competition, the Director of the international organisation prepared a task, “which will also be difficult but interesting to solve.”

Results of the second stage will be announced on 25 November. Winners of the competition will get valuable prizes.