Republic of Kazakhstan

General information on collaboration

The Republic of Kazakhstan, as a part of the USSR, has joined JINR since its foundation according to the agreement signed on 26 March 1956. As a sovereign republic, Kazakhstan has been member-state of JINR since 1992.

Employees of the Institute of Nuclear physics and Alma-Ata Physical-Technical Institutes came to the JINR laboratories, and experts of Dubna came in Kazakhstan. An International business JINR meeting for GIBS facility was held in 1987 near Alma-Ata at sports complex Medeo. INP (Alma-Ata) took active part in organising of this event.

Kazakhstani scientists productively collaborate with JINR, and with JINR they both take part in huge international programmes on modern nuclear physics. Kazakhstani physicists visit Dubna, and JINR employees come to Kazakhstan on short-term business trips according to the cooperation.

Kazakhstani physicists directly participate in experiments at accelerator complex nuclotron- synchrophasotron LPHE in non-nucleon freedom and spin effect process in few-nucleon systems. The also take part in researches on heavy ion physics at accelerator complex LNR and in theoretical researches.

Collaborative works are done in particle and nucleus field, collaborative researches of nuclei properties and reaction mechanisms under heavy ions, researches on fundamental interactions in nuclei under low energy are done. Radioanalytical and radioisotopic researches are done at accelerators LNP, researches of numerous processes in 4p-geometry conditions, researches of nuclear matter properties and structural particle properties at a collider of relativistic nuclei and polarised protons.

Kazakhstani physicists participate in accelerator development for radiation technologies and in development of experimental JINR base for copious beams of heavy ions process and polarised nuclei process. Collaborative works on mathematical support of experimental and theoretical researches held in JINR are also done.

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

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 part in JINR educational programme. A quadruple agreement for collaborative nuclear physics training of bachelors and masters signed in November 2009 in Astana will allow students of Gumilev Eurasian National University to study at a nuclear physics department of the Dubna University with the experimental base of Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions for training.

Students of Dubna will have an opportunity to have a pre-graduation practical training at the base of accelerator DC-60 and to defend a diploma 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 last years, many Kazakhstani young experts got a valuable practical experience in the JINR laboratories.

Many of them became Candidates and Doctors of Science, some of them were appointed to corresponding members and to academicians of the Academy of Science of Kazakhstan, and now they are the leaders of scientific teams. 7 dissertations including 6 doctoral and 1 candidate were defended by Kazakhstani experts in JINR only over a period of 1995-2010.

The productive scientific collaboration between Kazakhstani physicists and JINR scientists is strengthening and widening.

With this collaboration new opportunities of direct contacts development with the largest scientific accelerator centres in the world are opened for Kazakhstan scientists.

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
  • Sergey N. Dmitriev
    Manager of the JINR contacts with the Republic of Kazakhstan, Director of the 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 2017:

  • 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.A. Kenzhin, E.G. Batirbekov, P.A. Oreshkin, A.V. Platov, T.N. Kvochkina, K.V. Koralchuk (INP NNC RK), M.V. Zdorovets, M.V. Koloberdin (AINP NNC RK);
    “Synthesis and nuclei properties on stability boundaries”, leaders: M.G. Itkis, J.Ts. Oganesian (FLNR), from the part of Kazakhstan: E.G. Batirbekov, T.N. Kvochkina (INP NNC RK), K.A. Kuterbekov (ENU);
    “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).
  • 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: 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: E.A. Kenzhin, E.G. Batirbekov, P.A. Oreshkin, A.V. Platov, T.N. Kvochkina, , K.V. Koralchuk (INP NNC RK), A. Volkov (NU), A. Dauletbekov (ENU), M.V. Zdorovets, M.V. Koloberdin (AINP).
  • 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.
Plenipotentiary representative

The Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in JINR from 2000 to the present day is Kairat K. 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.

Kairat K. Kadirzhanov was born on 5 December 1945. He graduated from MEPhI with a degree of solid-state physics.

He was elected to the position of an academician of the National Engineering Academy in 1999, and in the same year – to the position of academician of the International Engineering Academy.

Kairat Kadirzhanov was included on the International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME) for the great contribution to Mössbauer spectroscopy applicable in radiation physics of solid state. K. Kadirzhanov has headed radio-ecological researches of territories of form nuclear testing areas and anthropogenic objects on the west of Kazakhstan since 1997.

He published more than 40 works dedicated to modern radio-ecological problems.

Over the last years, one of the important area of science-intensive nuclear technologies developed under the direction of K. Kadirzhanov is the organisation of radioisotopic production. INP NNC RK owns high-skilled experts and technical base for medical radioisotope production and radio- pharmaceutical. Scientist efforts were focused on the four most necessary medication production, where a real progress has been made: Thallium-201, Technetium-99m, iodine-131, Gallium-67.

He is an academician of the National Engineering Academy (1999), of the International Engineering Academy (1999), of the Russian Academy of Natural Science (2007), of the Kazakh Academy of the Natural Science (2008). He is married to Rimzhan D. Kadirzhanov. He is a father of two daughters – Inkar (1972) and Dana (1978). He has a granddaughter Amina (1995) and a grandson Emir (2006). He was awarded an Order of “Kurmet” (2008) and medals.

He is an honorary consul of the Slovak Republic in Kazakhstan (2009), a winner of the State prize for Science and Engineering of the RK (2009), an honorary academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the RK (2009).

Major scientific achievements

K. Kadirzhanov is a famous expert in radiation physics of solid state, element and phase-structural analysis of material S-layers, thermodynamics of laminar solid structure, ion-implant doping and ionic-plasma deposition, and in radiation ecology and science-intensive nuclear technologies. A new scientific field – thermodynamics of alloys with heterogeneous phase-structural condition – is being developed under the direction of K. Kadirzhanov in the Institute of Nuclear Physics of NNC RK.

They solved a range of modern physics problems of solid state, and in particular physical basics of multilayer metallics were developed; basic principles of radiation and thermally stable laminate metallic were proved; thermodynamic approach to chemically compatible coatings production alloys were experimentally-confirmed; nature of phase formation and of thermodynamic equilibrium of filled alloy implantation on iron-bearing matrixes was researched; principle of free foils production from pure metal was offered.

K. Kadirzhanov solved a range of issues, in particular, he developed ion- plasma generator Agramak, on its base a production line of deposition from noble metals, technology of beryllium and foil covers, and technology of decorative and strengthening deposition.

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

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

  • 2000 – present day
  • 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.
Members of the Scientific Council

Alnur Duisebaev, director of the laboratory of nuclear processes of the Institute of Nuclear physics of the National Nuclear Centre of Kazakhstan (Alma-Ata), has been a Member of the JINR Scientific Council since 2003.

Alnur D. Duisebaev, professor, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, was born on 13 March 1933. He graduated from Kirov KazSU of the physical detail of physics and mathematics department. He is an author of more than 250 scientific publications in top-rated physics publishing houses of the world. He was awarded s medal “Veteran of Work USSR”, a Golden mark “Honored Worker of the Atom Branch of the RK of the I Degree”.

Major scientific Achievements

His academic career is connected with particle interaction mechanism and interaction mechanism between nuclei, where a cycle of original research of photonuclear processes of elastic and quasi-elastic scattering and helium nuclide reactions with nuclei. He discovered and researched effects of “anomalous” and “glory” scattering, threshold phenomena and selective excitation of multiparticle states with a large angular momentum. He also developed the concept of preequlibrium nuclear reaction mechanism.

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: