JINR participates in youth Forum in Vladivostok
News, 13 October 2022
The JINR delegation attended the Far Eastern Forum of Young Scientists and Innovators Vostok. Nauka II held at FEFU from 11 to 13 October in Primorye. Representatives of the Institute gave lectures at the Forum sessions, took part in the round tables. Also they organized a masterclass on virtual laboratory works in physics for schoolchildren and an interactive exhibition presenting the JINR history and modern scientific projects.
A plenary session “Science and Technology Decade under New Challenges” opened the Forum, where JINR Director Grigory Trubnikov noted that the Joint Institute is interested in developing cooperation with scientists from the Far East. “This Forum is one of the numerous events of the Science and Technology Decade which brings scientific society together and shows the importance of science and technology for the bright future of any country. Do science, discuss science, love science!” he enthused the Forum participants. Grigory Trubnikov spoke about modern laboratory equipment at JINR and emphasised the importance of constructing megascience facilities and their global significance. Speaking about the synchrotron RPS, he noted that the project has already attracted about 100 scientific groups. The participation of young scientists in work at the synchrotron can provide new instruments and formats for the implementation of scientific projects.
As part of the FEFU Medical Physics educational programme presentation, JINR personnel delivered lectures on prospective technologies in the diagnosis and radiotherapy of oncological diseases and fundamental physical problems. Representatives of the Institute took part in a foresight session on high-tech and industrial development in FEFD, complementing the construction of the RPS synchrotron.
A round table on cooperation in education, science, and technology was held at the Forum venue. Representatives from JINR, Far Eastern Federal University, and Primorsky Krai Government took part in the event. The possibilities of JINR educational programmes and expansion of interaction with educational and scientific organizations of Primorsky Krai were discussed. The discussion touched upon such issues as the development of new technologies and methods for training scientific and pedagogical personnel, advanced training of teachers at all levels of education, and attracting youth to science. The participants discussed a roadmap for interaction between JINR and the “House of Scientific Collaboration (HSC)” project for additional education for children and adults, established at FEFU with the support of the Ministry of Education of Primorsky Krai.
Another round table was devoted to the popularisation of science. During the event, the experience of Primorye universities and the synthesis of science and art were considered. Other topics of the round table discussions and sessions were the international aspect of scientific research, scientific tourism and volunteering, connection between the scientific and technological sector and business, and science start-ups.
The participants were introduced to the capabilities of the recently opened JINR Information Centre at FEFU, as well as the history of JINR establishment and development through lectures and a film presentation of the TV project on Kultura channel.
Overall, more than 200 researchers from the Russian Far East attended the Forum. Chairman of the Association of Young Scientists and Specialists JINR Vladislav Rozhkov represented the scientific youth of the Institute at the Forum.
The opening of the JINR Information Centre preceded the Forum. As a follow-up to the agreements with FEB RAS, also reflected in the quadripartite agreement signed on 10 October, the JINR delegation also visited the Institute of Automation and Control Processes FEB RAS and the G. B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry FEB RAS. As a result of the discussion, a number of directions for joint work have been planned, which will start in the near future.