Republic of Kazakhstan

General information on collaboration

The Republic of Kazakhstan, as part of USSR, joined JINR at its founding, according to the agreement signed on 26 March 1956. As a sovereign republic, Kazakhstan has been a JINR Member State since 1992.

Staff members of the Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Almaty Physical Technical Institutes have worked at JINR laboratories. Dubna specialists visited Kazakhstan as well. The international JINR business meeting for GIBS facility was held in 1987 near Alma-Ata at the sports complex Medeo. INP (Alma-Ata) took an active part in organising this event.

Kazakhstani scientists have been successfully collaborating with JINR and participated in major international projects in various areas of modern nuclear physics jointly with JINR researchers. Kazakhstani physicists regularly visit Dubna, and JINR researchers make short-term trips to Kazakhstan as part of such collaborative projects.

Kazakhstani physicists take an active part in experiments at the VBLHEP nuclotron-synchrophasotron accelerator complex focusing on non-nucleon freedom and spin effect processes in few-nucleon systems. They have also contributed to research on heavy ion physics undertaken at the FLNR accelerator complex as well as to theoretical research in this area.

Ongoing joint projects include research in the fields of particle and nucleus theories, collaborative research on nuclei properties and reaction mechanisms under heavy ions as well as research on fundamental interactions in nuclei under low energy. Radioanalytical and radioisotopic research projects are undertaken at FLNR accelerators as well as research on various processes in 4π-geometry conditions, research on nuclear matter properties and structural particle properties, at a collider of relativistic nuclei and polarised protons.

Kazakhstani physicists participate in the development of accelerator for radiation technologies and have been working at JINR on development of an experimental base for copious beams of heavy ion process and polarised nuclei process. They have also been involved in collaborative work on mathematical support of experimental and theoretical research held in JINR.

The DC-60 Cyclotron was developed by the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions together with the Institute of Nuclear Physics SNC RK and then was delivered, launched and refined in Kazakhstan for the Gumilev Eurasian National University (Astana). The DC-350 accelerator creation project for superheavy element synthesis in Alma-Ata is now underway.

Opening of Accelerator DC-60 in Astana, 21 September 2006


Accelerator DC-60, Astana (Kazakhstan)


Astana (Kazakhstan), 19-21 November 2009. Conference of the JINR Committee of Plenipotentiary representatives


Astana (Kazakhstan), 19-21 November 2009. Conference of the JINR Committee of Plenipotentiary representatives

The Kazakhstani National University takes an active part in the JINR educational programme. A four-party agreement for collaborative nuclear physics training of bachelor and master students, signed in November 2009 in Astana, allows students of the Gumilev Eurasian National University to study at the Nuclear Physics and the Theoretical Physics Departments of the Dubna University and use the experimental base of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions for training.

Students in Dubna have an opportunity to have a pre-graduation practical training at the DC-60 accelerator and to defend their theses at ENU.

Astana (Kazakhstan), 19 November, 2009. Signing of an agreement for collaborative nuclear physics training of bachelors and masters between JINR and Gumilev Eurasian National University

Over the past few years, many Kazakhstani young experts got valuable practical experience at JINR laboratories.

Many of them became Candidates and Doctors of Sciences and some were appointed as corresponding members and academicians of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan. Nowadays, they work in the leading scientific teams. 7 dissertations, including 6 doctoral and 1 candidate, have been defended by Kazakhstani experts at JINR only between 1995 and 2010.

Scientific collaboration and ties between Kazakhstani physicists and JINR scientists have been strengthening.

Such collaboration provides new opportunities to Kazakhstani scientists for establishing direct contacts with some of the largest scientific accelerator centres in the world.

CPP meeting in JINR. (First row from R-L) – Adil Zh. Tuleushev, director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the National Nuclear Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kairat K. Kadirzhanov, CEO of the National Nuclear Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan, JINR Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2000–2017
  • Sergey N. Dmitriev
    Manager, JINR contacts with Republic of Kazakhstan; Director,Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions

  • +7 (49621) 6-58-58
    +7 (49621) 6-21-92
    +7 (49621) 6-21-59

  • dmitriev@flnr.jinr.ru

Scientific Themes and Projects

The scientists of Kazakhstan 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
    “Theory of fundamental interactions”,
    leaders: D.I. Kazakov, O.V. Teriaev, A.B. Arbuzov (LTP),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: E.G. Michelkin (FAI), N.Zh. Takibaev (INP NNC RK), Ph. M. Penkov (INP NNC RK), M.V. Zdorovets (AINP);

    “Theory of Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Reactions”
    Leaders: V.V. Voronov, A.I. Vdovin, N.V. Antonenko (LTP),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: Ph.M. Penkov, P.M. Krasovitski (INP NNC RK).
  • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
    “Researches of relativistic heavy and light ion physics at Nuclotron , SPS and SIS18”,
    leader: A.I. Malahov,
    from the part of Kazakhstan: A.Sh. Gaitinov, N.N. Hurgozhin (PTI ME NAS RK);

    “Research of nuclear matter properties and a structure of particles at collider of relativistic nuclei and polarised protons”,
    leaders: R. Lednicki, J.A. Panebratsev (LPHE),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: N.I. Kochelev, E.Potrebennikova (PTI ME NAS RK).
  • Nuclear physics
    «Accelerator complex of ion beams of stable and radioactive nuclides (DRIBs-III),
    leaders: G.G. Gulbekian, S.N. Dmitriev, M.G. Itkis, J.Ts. Oganesian (LNR),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: E.G. Batirbekov, M.V. Zdorovets, M.V. Koloberdin (INP, BA INP);

    “Synthesis and nuclei properties on stability boundaries”,
    leaders: M.G. Itkis, J.Ts. Oganesian (FLNR),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: N.Burtebaev, T.N. Kvochkina (INP NNC RK), K.A. Kuterbekov (ENU), A.V. Yushkov;

    “Non-accelerative neutrino physics and astrophysics”,
    leaders: V.B. Brudanin, A. Kovalik, E.A. Jakushev (DLNP),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: S.V. Zhdanov, Ph.M. Penkov, J.Zh. Tuleushev (INP NNC RK);

    “Analyses of Neutron Nuclear Physics”,
    leader: V.N. Shvetsov (LHEP),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: V.N. Glushchenko (INP), A.C. Chutsin (ARC Ecology), N.Omarova.
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
    “Research of condensed substance state with use of modern neutron diffraction techniques”,
    leaders; D.P. Koslenko, V.L. Aksenov, A.M. Balagurov,
    from the part of Kazakhstan: N.Burtebaev, E.A. Kenzhin (INP), L.L. Bozhko (RII).

    “Radiation effects and nanotechnology fundamentals, and radioanalytical and radioisotopic researches at FLNR accelerators”,
    leaders: S.N. Dmitriev, P.J. Apel (FLNR),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: M.V. Zdorovets, A.T. Akalbekov, A.V. Tikhonov, Zh. Utegulov, B.N. Mukashev, O.P. Maksimkin (INP, RII).
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics
    “Methods, algorithms and software for physical system modelling, mathematical processing and analysis of experimental data”
    Leaders: G. Adam, P.V. Zrelov (LIT),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: P.M. Krasovitski, K.A. Kuterbekov, Ph.M. Penkov (INP NNC RK), T. Sadikov (PTI ME NAS RK).
  • Educational Programme
    “Organization, Support and Development of the JINR Educational Programme”,
    leader: V.A. Matveev, S.Z. Pakuliak (UC),
    from the part of Kazakhstan: K.K. Kadirzhanov, E.D. Sydykov, B.B. Mamraev.
Plenipotentiary representative

The Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in JINR since June 2017 to the present day is Ergazy Kenzhin, Corresponding Member of the National Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, General Director of the RSE “Institute of Nuclear Physics” of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Ergazy Kenzhin was born in 1961 in the Semipalatinsk region. In 1984 he graduated from the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in engineering physics. Candidate of physical and mathematical sciences.

He started his career in 1982. In different years he worked in research centers, including the Institute of Atomic Energy of the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, starting from the position of senior research fellow of the laboratory (1994) to the Deputy Director General for Atomic Energy (2013). Then he worked at the Scientific and Technical Center “Safety of Nuclear Technologies” (2013-2015).

Since 2015, he works at the RSE “Institute of Nuclear Physics” of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Currently holds the position of General Director.

He was awarded with medals in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the 10th anniversary of Astana, the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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The plenipotentiaries of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in JINR since 1992:

    1992 – 2000
  • Vladimir Okolovich, Academician, First Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan;

  • 2000 – 2017
  • Kairat Kadirzhanov, Professor, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, CEO of the National Nuclear Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan, winner of the State prize of the RK;

  • 2017 – present day
  • Ergazy Kenzhin, Corresponding Member of the National Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, General Director of the RSE “Institute of Nuclear Physics” of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Members of the Scientific Council

Maxim Zdorovets, director of the Astana Branch of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, has been a Member of the JINR Scientific Council since 2017.

Members of the Scientific Council from Kazakhstan since 1992 were:


    1992 – 1993
  • Mikhail G. Itkis, Chief Researcher of the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Director of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of JINR;
  • Nogerbek N. Nurgozhin, Chief of the Laboratory of Electronic Experiments, the Institute of High Energy Physcis KAS;
  • Vladimir N. Okolovich, Academician, First Vice-President KAS;

  • 1993
  • Aset A. Chumbalov, Researcher of the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR;

  • 1994
  • Arigam Sh. Gaitinov, Director of the Laboratory of Relativistic Nuclear Physics of INP KAS;

  • 1995 – 1996
  • Mikhail G. Itkis, Chief Researcher of the Institute of INP KAS, Deputy Director of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of JINR;

  • 1997 – 2003
  • Vladimir N. Okolovich, Academician, First Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan;

  • 2003 – 2017
  • Alnur Duisebaev, Director of the Laboratory of Nuclear Processes, the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the National Nuclear Centre of Kazakhstan;

  • 2017 – present day
  • Maxim V. Zdorovets, Director of the Astana Branch of the Institute of Nuclear Physics.
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.

Over the years of existence of JINR the national groups have developed their traditions, forms of cooperation and collaboration with other national groups. Their leaders, appointed by the plenipotentiaries of the JINR member-states play an organizing role in the life of national groups.

CPP meeting in JINR. ((First row from R-L) – professor Kairat K. Kadirzhanov, Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in JINR, Damir T. Aznabaev, head of the national group of Kazakhstan in JINR.

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.

On the occasions of major public holidays of the member-states the national groups arrange receptions. These festive events are held accompanied by art exhibitions, photo exhibitions, and enrich JINR staff members’ knowledge about the member-states, their people and culture.

Upon an initiative of Azerbaijanian, Kazakh and Uzbek national groups in JINR, spring holiday Novruz-Meirami is annually celebrated with its eastern colour. Obviously, there are tasty bawyrsaks, Kazakh eti and pilaf.

National Holidays

Main national holidays of Kazakhstan:

  • New Year – 1-2 January;
  • Christmas – 7 January;
  • Day of Gratitude – 1 March;
  • International Women’s Day – 8 March;
  • Novruz-Meirami – 21, 22 and 23 March;
  • Day of Unity of Kazakhstan People – 1 May;
  • Defender’s Day – 7 May;
  • Victory Day – 9 May;
  • Capital’s Day – 6 July;
  • Day of Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan – 30 August;
  • Kurban-Ait – 10 Dhu al-Hijjah – 12 September (in 2016);
  • Day of the First President – 1 December.
  • Independence Day – 16-17 December.
Events

Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Russian Federation:

Russian Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan: