General information on collaboration

11 countries, including GDR, signed the foundation agreement of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, on 26 March 1956.

By that time, strong cooperation had been established with GDR scientific centres. The Institute of High Energy Physics in Zeuthen, the Central Institute of Nuclear Research in Rossendorf, technical universities in Dresden and Magdeburg, the Central Research Institute of Radiation in Leipzig, and other GDR universities were main partners at that time.

There were also established scientific contacts with research institutions of FRG, for example with the Centre of Heavy Ion Physics in Darmstadt, with Max Plank Institutes, Heidelberg University, and with other universities and research organisations.

GDR ended its membership at the Institute in August 1990. A bilateral agreement for cooperation and use of JINR facilities was concluded between the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany, authorized by FRG Government to represent Germany’s interests at JINR.

Sessions of the Joint Steering Committee for the Agreement are held annually, in which attendees consider common projects within scientific programmes of the Institute, and their funding.

Workshop “Scientific cooperation between research centres of Germany and JINR”, Dubna, 13-14 December 1992

On 22-23 February 2010, 20th anniversary Session of the Joint Coordination Committee was held, where both sides noted with satisfaction that Agreement for cooperation has been a good basis for successful cooperation in research

Cooperation became increasingly active over the years. Cooperation regarding new transfermium element synthesis with the Helmgoltz Centre for Research with Heavy Ions (HCR) in Darmstadt has been becoming more fruitful and productive. A framework for cooperation was signed between two groups working at large experimental facilities – velocity filter SHIP (HCR) and electrostatic separator VASILISA (JINR Laboratory of the Nuclear Reactions). Different methods were used in experiments on synthesis and study of radioactive decay properties of the new isotopes of heavy elements: at the SHIP separator – method of “cold” fusion discovered in mid-70s, and at the separator VASILISA – method of “hot” fusion. Cooperation of radio-biologists from Dubna and Darmstadt has been ongoing since 1985. . (htth://

DESY became the main partner in terms of number of cooperation projects among German national scientific centres in the 90s. Business trips to DESY (Hamburg + Zeuthen) make more than a quarter of all business trips of JINR employees to Germany. JINR performs collaborative experiments with scientific centre “German Electronic Synchrotron” (DESY). Dubna group significantly contributed to the modernisation of magnetic spectrometer and to analysis of experimental data over the years of participation in HERMES – an experiment for spin structure study of nucleons. JINR employees have also successfully participated in the H1 experiment. Creation of two spectrometer stations of flying forward protons, of a proportional chamber for detection of scattered electrons and positrons, and of a new facility PLUG-detector, was a substantial contribution of the JINR team to this experiment. JINR participation in DESY experiments is supported with grants of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. At present, JINR participates in major collaborative project with DESY (HERA-B, HERMES). (htth://

Analysis of JINR cooperation with German scientific centres shows that recently, an increasing number of scientists from JINR have been taking part in German projects. It is a mutually beneficial cooperation, and scientists from JINR and Germany are positive about its effectiveness. JINR takes an active part in projects undertaken at FAIR in GSI (Darmstadt), and in the task of building a power X-Ray free electron laser at DESY (Hamburg).

The German party is interested in using neutron source IBR-2. German scientists had done significant amount of work on reactor beams earlier. EPSILON-SKAT diffractometer was reconstructed, with BMBF funding, during a complete modernisation project.

Cooperation in theoretical physics has been developing successful with the Heisenberg-Landau programme, which started in 1991. As a result of 600 supported projects, about 1,500 joint articles were published over the last 20 years.

National groups

Languages of international communication at JINR are Russian and English. However, one can hearmany more languages spoken in Dubna, including the languages of JINR member-states when representatives of the same community (national groups of JINR) meet.

Communities’ leaders, appointed by plenipotentiaries, have an organising role in the life of expat groups. Being in constant contact with plenipotentiaries, embassies of member-states, JINR’s directorate, and management services, they take part in the solution of problems related to stay of their colleagues and their families in Russia, organization of their life and leisure. The Council of leaders of national groups meets periodically. Representatives of the Directorate and services of the Institute are invited to its meetings. Agenda includes discussion of urgent problems of collaborators from member-states. This allows the Directorate to make required decisions in a timely manner. Currently 8 German employees work at JINR laboratories.

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Scientific Themes and Projects

The scientists of Germany take part in the research work on the following themes of the Topical plan for JINR research and international cooperation for the year 2018:

    • Theoretical Physics
      Cooperation on 5 themes
    • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
      Cooperation on 16 themes
    • Nuclear physics
      Cooperation on 4 themes
    • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
      Cooperation on 4 themes
    • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics
      Cooperation on 2 themes
Members of the JINR Scientific Council

German scientists hold leading positions at JINR, they are elected by members of the Scientific Council and are invited at programmed-consulting committees of JINR. Consequently, professor Rudolf Pose was a LIT director, and Herd Repke and David Blaschke were LTP deputy directors, and former CEO of CERN Herbert Schopper was a member of the JINR Scientific Council, professor Albrecht Wagner is a former director of DESY.

At present, members of the JINR Scientific Council are Horst Stöcker, Chief Scientist, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Joachim Mnich, Research Director, Forschungszentrum “Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron” – DESY, and Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board, FAIR Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research.

Professor Horst Stöcker, scientific director of the Society for Heavy Ion Research of Helmgoltz Association in Darmstadt, is a member of the JINR Scientific Council. RAS Presidium awarded him a doctoral certificate honoris causa on 21 September 2010, which proves his significant contribution to development of theoretical nuclear physics, high energy physics, and of the cooperation between Russian and German scientists.

Walter Greiner was appointed to chairman of the PAC for nuclear physics. Walter Greiner significantly contributed to the European and World nuclear physics over the last 40 years. He developed theoretical models of a broad spectrum in nuclear physics from nucleus structure (rotational-vibrational model, Gnoss-Greiner model, giant resonances in nuclei) and nuclear reactions to the theory of strong quantum field. Walter Greiner greatly influenced nuclear physicists of the world.

At present, Walter Greiner is Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).

106th Session of the JINR Scientific Council, 23-24 September 2010
National Holidays

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  • New Year – 1 January
  • Great Friday – Easter – 2 days. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the spring full moon. The spring full moon is the first full moon after the day of vernal equinox
  • Water Plunge Monday – Easter + 1 day
  • Labour Day – 1 May
  • The Ascension of Christ – Easter + 39 days
  • Trinity Sunday – Easter + 50 days
  • The Day of German Unity – 3 October
  • First day of Christmas – 25 December
  • Second day of Christmas – 26 December

Contact Information on the Embassies

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