General information on collaboration

11 countries including GDR signed an agreement for foundation 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 Hugh 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.

However, there are scientific contacts with research institutions of FRG, for instance, with the Centre of Heavy Ion Physics in Darmstadt, with the Max Plank Institutes, with the Heidelberg University and other universities and research organisations.

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

Every year a Session of the Joint Steering Committee for the Agreement is held, where attendee 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 jubilee Session of the Joint Coordination Committee was held, where both sides noted with satisfaction that the Agreement for the cooperation was a good basis for successful cooperation in research

Cooperation became more and more intensive year by year. The cooperation for new transfermium element synthesis with the Helmgoltz Centre for Research with Heavy Ions (HCR) in Darmstadt is strengthening in a very productive way. A protocol for the 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 in the synthesis and study of radioactive decay properties of the new isotopes of heavy elements: at the SHIP separator – the method of “cold” merging discovered in the middle of the 70s, at the separator VASILISA – the method of “hot” merging. A cooperation of radio-biologists of Dubna and Darmstadt has been maintained since 1985 and up to present. . (htth://

DESY became a main partner for a volume of the cooperation 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 the scientific centre “German Electronic Synchrotron” (DESY). A Dubna group significantly contributed to the modernisation of magnetic spectrometer and to analysis of experimental data over the years of the participation in HERMES – an experiment for spin structure study of nucleons. A participation of JINR employees in H1 experiment is a successful too. A 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 material contribution of JINR to this experiment. The JINR participation in DESY experiments is supported with grants of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. At present, JINR does major collaborative works with DESY (HERA-B, HERMES). (htth://

The analysis of JINR cooperation with German scientific centres shows that recently, more and more scientists from JINR take part in German projects. It is a mutually profitable cooperation, and scientists from JINR and Germany are sure in its effectiveness. JINR actively takes part in works at FAIR in GSI (Darmstadt), and in works of building a power X-Ray free electron laser at DESY (Hamburg).

The German party is interested in using of neutron source IBR-2. German scientists did a large amount of work on reactor beams earlier. EPSILON-SKAT diffractometer was reconstructed with BMBF financing during a complete modernisation.

A cooperation is being successfully developed in theoretical physics with Heisenberg-Landau programme, which started in 1991. As a result of 600 supported projects, about 1500 common articles were published over the last 20 years.

National groups

The languages of international communication at JINR are Russian and English. However, one can hear the speech in many languages in Dubna, including the languages of JINR member-states when the countrymen, the representatives of the same expatriates’ community (the national groups of JINR), meet each other.

Their leaders appointed by plenipotentiaries fulfil an organising role in life of national groups. Being in constant contact with plenipotentiaries, embassies of member-states, JINR’s directorate and management services, they take part in the solution of the problems connected with the stay of their colleagues-countrymen and their families in Russia, with the organization of their life and leisure. The Council of the leaders of the national groups meets periodically. The representatives of the Directorate and the services of the Institute are invited to its meetings. The agenda includes the discussion of the urgent problems of the collaborators from the member-states. Due to this, the Directorate is able to make adequate decisions in time.

8 German employees works at JINR laboratories at present. /p>

  • Dr. Wolfgang Kleinig
    Representative of German employees in JINR, Senior Scientific Researcher of the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics JINR

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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 2017:

    • Theoretical Physics
      Cooperation on 5 themes
    • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
      Cooperation on 18 themes
    • Nuclear physics
      Cooperation on 5 themes
    • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
      Cooperation on 5 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, professor Horst Stöcker, scientific director of the Society for Heavy Ion Research of Helmgoltz Association in Darmstadt, is a member of the JINT 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

К Национальным праздникам Южно-Африканской Республики относятся:

  • 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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