Republic of Cuba

General Information on Cooperation

Historical overview

1976

The Republic of Cuba became a Member State of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. The Committee of Plenipotentiaries of Governments of the JINR Member States having considered the appeal of the Cuban Government on the intention to join the Agreement on establishment of JINR signed on 26 March 1956 and on the recognition of the JINR Charter, accepted the Republic of Cuba as a JINR Member State.

First collaborators from Cuba were theoretical physicists Rolando Durán, Jorge Molina and Carlos Rodriguez. In the following years, the number of Cuban researchers at JINR has been increasing: Cuban physicists worked not only in LTP, but also in other JINR laboratories as well (LNR, LNP, LIT).

The first staff member from Cuba at JINR was Dr. Castro Diaz Balart, who worked at JINR in 1972–1974 under the name of Jose Raul Fernandez Diaz.

In the early 1980s, FLNR researchers regularly visited their colleagues in Havana to participate in construction of the microtron. At the beginning of the 1990s, a large delegation of DLNP and FLNR specialists was sent to Cuba on the invitation of the host country that was going to construct its own cyclotron centre. However, due to economic challanges in the country of that time, the project was not implemented. In the late 1990s, JINR staff members visited Havana for several times to support operation of the microtron.

1981. 25th anniversary of JINR. Plenipotentiary representative of Republic of Cuba in JINR O.L. Caballero presented a congratulatory address to JINR Director Academician N.N. Bogoliubov

1983 – 1989

Professor Elias Entralgo is a JINR Vice-Director of JINR.

Unfortunately, the challenging economic situation of the 1990s influenced the participation of Cuba in the JINR activities, and since 1992, Cuba did not payed its membership fee. Since 1997, Cuba did not participate in almost all JINR activities. Collaboration activities were renewed in 2006.

2007

Jorge Fernández Chamero was appointed as Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Cuba.

Jorge Fernández Chamero and M.G. Itkis

2011

Beginning of Cuba’s membership renewal process. Negotiations were held with the Scientific Advisor to the President of the Republic of Cuba, Prof. Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart with representatives of the Government and the Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technology Agency (AENTA).

G.M. Arzumanyan, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, M.G. Itkis, N.A. Russakovich

2013

Professor Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, Advisor to the President of Republic of Cuba, Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba, appointed as Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Cuba.

2014

Within the framework of cooperation renewal, Cuban physicists Dr. Antonio Leyva Fabelo and MSc. Adelmo Montalvan Estrada started work at JINR in the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems and the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions.

2015

Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba headed by Minister Dr. Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya visited JINR on 2 June 2015. Students from Cuba participate in the International Student Practice of the JINR University Centre.

Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba





Contact

  • Dmit­ry Kamanin
    Executive of the contacts with the Republic of Cuba, Deputy Di­rec­tor of the JINR Science Organization & International Cooperation Office.

  • +7 (49621) 6-58-39

    +7 (49621) 6-34-16 (secretary)

  • kamanin@jinr.ru

Scientific Themes and Projects

Scientists from the Republic of Cuba participate in scientific themes of the Topical Plan for JINR Research and International Cooperation in 2018.

Cooperating organizations

At present, JINR actively cooperates with the Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology and the Cuban Scientific Centre CEADEN.

Plenipotentiary representative

The Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Cuba in JINR from 2012 to 2018 was Professor FIDEL CASTRO DIAZ-BALART, Scientific Advisor to the President of Republic of Cuba.

The plenipotentiaries of the government of the Republic of Cuba in JINR since 2007:


    2007 – 2013
  • Jorge Fernandes Chamero, Director of a department of the Minestry of Sciences, technologies and Environment of Cuba;

  • 2013 – 2018
  • Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, Scientific Advisor to the President of Republic of Cuba.
Members of the JINR Scientific Council

Presently the member of the JINR Scientific Council is Dr. Angelina Díaz García, Director-General, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Cuba – CEAC (Havana, Cuba).

Members of the Scientific Council from Cuba since 1976 were:


    1976, 1980 – 1986
  • Valuerdi Monico Leonard, Director of the CAS Department of Science and Technology, Scientific Secretary of the National Board of Cuba for Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy, professor, Head of the Department of the Executive Secretariat for Nuclear Issues of the Cuban Council of Ministers, Senior Researcher of FLNR JINR;

  • 1978 – 1979
  • Ernandes Aurelo Tulio, Deputy Director of INP CAS, Researcher of FLNR JINR;

  • 1981, 1983, 1985
  • Melian Manuel, staff member of the Cuban Ambassy in USSR, staff member of the Executive Secretariat for Nuclear Issues of the Cuban Council of Ministers;

  • 1983
  • Entralgo Elias, Deputy Director of INP CAS;
  • Rubio Derbi, Researcher of FLNR JINR;

  • 1984 – 1985
  • Rigol Jorge, Researcher of FLNP JINR;

  • 1984, 1986
  • Toledo René, Researcher of DLNP JINR;

  • 1986
  • Aurelo Tuleo, Representative of the Cuban Ambassy in USSR;

  • 1987
  • Cabesas Roberto, Head of a department of INP, Senior Researcher of the Centre for Applied Nuclear Research;

  • 1987, 1989, 1990
  • Codorniu Daniel, INP Director, Director of the Centre for Applied Nuclear Research;

  • 1987 – 1988, 1990 – 1991
  • Pedrero Edwin, Head of a Department of INP, professor, Head of a Department in the Centre for Applied Nuclear Research, Prorector of the Higher Institute for Nuclear Physics and Technologies;

  • 1989
  • Lopez Roberto, Head of a Department in the Higher Institute for Nuclear Physics and Technologies, researcher;

  • 1991 – 1993
  • Fernandez Francisco, Senior Researcher of LCTA-JINR;

  • 1993
  • José Morin, Advisor to the Cuban Ambassy in Russia, Chairman of Executive Secretariat for Nuclear Issues;

  • 1995
  • Rigol Jorge, Senior Researcher of FLNR JINR;

  • 1993 – 1996
  • Blanca José, Scientific Advisor to the Cuban Ambassy in Russia, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, Vice-Chairman of the Cuban Nuclear Energy Agency;

  • 2007 – 2012
  • Fernando Gusman Martinez, Rector of the Higher Institute for Technologies and Applied Sciences;

  • 2012 – 2016
  • Ivan Padron Diaz, Director of the Centre for Applied Technologies and Nuclear Development (Havana, Cuba);

  • 2016 – present day
  • Anjelina Diaz Garcia, Director of the Centre for Applied Technologies and Nuclear Development (Havana, Cuba).
Events


Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Cuba:

  • Embajada de la Federación de Rusia, 5-a Avenida, N 6402, entre 62 y 66, Miramar, La Habana, Cuba

Consulate General of the Russian Federación in Havana:

  • Consulado General de la Federación de Rusia, 5ta. Ave. Esq. A 66, Miramar, La Habana, Cuba

General Consulate of the Russian Federación in Santiago de Cuba:

  • Consulado General de la Federación de Rusia, Calle 4, esq. 7, N 202, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba