Republic of Poland

General information on collaboration

The Republic of Poland has always played an active part in JINR activities since its foundation, in accordance with the Agreement signed on 26 March 1956. Many well-known Polish physicists from the older generation made a significant contribution to JINR development. Prominent scientists, including L. Ingfeld, G. Niewodniczański and A. Soltan were members of the JINR Scientific Council in its first years. Polish scientists (M. Danysz, A. Hrynkiewicz, A. Budzanowski, E. Bartke, etc.) held leading positions in the Institute and its laboratories at different times. Nowadays, fewer Polish scientists work at JINR than in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Institute has established good links with Polish scientific centres. Currently, JINR collaborates with 30 Polish scientific organisations (including 16 universities) in all fields of JINR scientific activities. In 1998, a relevant committee was formed on the initiative of the JINR Directorate, Chairman of NCUAE RP Professor G. Nevodnichanski and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of RP in JINR Academician A. Hrynkiewicz to promote joint research activities.

At present, 20 experts from Poland and their family members live and work at JINR, though most collaborating scientists conduct their research at institutes in Poland, applying methods developed at JINR, and travelling to Dubna when required.

JINR meetings have been held regularly in Poland. The XIV International Symposium on Nuclear Electronics took place in Warsaw in 1990. The 16th Max Bourn Seminar “Supersymmetries and Quantum Symmetries” was held in 2001. The Summer School “Nuclear Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine” took place in 2003, and JINR held meetings on “Laser Application in Nuclei Research” in 2004 and 2006. Regular meetings on laser application in nuclear physics are held in Poznan. The 8th such meeting named “Application of Lasers and Storage Devices in Atomic Nuclei Research Recent Achievements and Future Prospects” took place in 2009.

In the 1970s and 1980s, many leading and young JINR scientists participated in popular physics schools as lecturers and listeners in Mikołajki and Zakopane. At present, international schools and conferences held in Poland also attract JINR staff’s attention. Participation of physicists from Dubna in international physics school in Wrocław has become a tradition as well as their participation in Poznan seminars on neutron scattering in condensed matter. In 2009, they attended 15 scientific meetings in Poland including the 45th Karpachski Winter School of Theoretical Physics, the International Symposium “Neutron Spectroscopy and its Application”, and the 4th International Symposium on Vacuum Science and Technology, etc.

  • Alexander V. Belushkin Executive of the contacts with the Republic of Poland, Head of Sector of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics
  • +7 (49621) 6-56-57
  • belushk@nf.jinr.ru
Student exchanges

Since the early 1990s, the JINR Directorate has been paying great attention to student exchanges, organisation of scientific student schools and student courses. Students and postgraduates come to JINR from different countries, including Poland, for practice, acquiantance with JINR, writing theses, passing special JINR programmes. Contacts with Polish universities were particularly intensified in the frames of the educational programme. The Bogoliubov-Infeld programme was established to support Polish and JINR universities’ initiatives on development and implementation of educational projects. The programme is financed by a special grant of Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Poland in JINR. Polish students get acquainted with the Institute, attend lectures of leading JINR scientists, carry out laboratory research, pass pre-graduation and graduation practical training, to which Assistant to JINR Chief Scientific Secretary, Polish staff member Wladislaw Chmielowski greatly contributed.

Annually 100 JINR staff members come to Poland to attend conferences and carry out collaborative work.

Practice in JINR for Polish students, 2008
 
Staff awarded anniversary medals “50 years of Poland in JINR” with Polish staff of the Institute
 
101th Session of the JINR Scientific Council, Dubna (from L-R): A. Hrynkiewicz and J. Janik (Poland), V.G. Kadyshevsky, V.G. Kantser (Moldova)
 
101th session of the JINR Scientific Council, Dubna (from L-R): M. Budzyński (Poland) and J. Janik (Poland), V.G. Kadyshevsky
 
Scientific Themes and Projects

The scientists of Poland 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 10 themes
  • Nuclear physics Cooperation on 5 themes
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research Cooperation on 8 themes
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics Cooperation on 2 themes
  • Educational Programme Cooperation on 1 theme
Cooperating organizations

JINR has developed extensive relations with Polish scientific centres among which the most active partners are:

Warsaw: Krakow: Lodz: Lublin: Otwock-Swierk: Poznań:
Plenipotentiary Representative

The Plenipotentiary Representative of the government of the Republic of Poland in JINR from 25 June 2009 to the present day is Michael Waligórski, President of Polish Society of Medical Physics.

Michael Waligórski was born in 1945 in Richmond. Candidate of Nuclear Physics, Professor, President of the Polish Society of Medical Physics since 2005. He has taught clinical dosimetry at the Physics and Applied Physics Department in the AGH University of Science and Technology. His areas of scientific interest are radiobiology and hadron therapy of oncological diseases.

The Plenipotentiaries of the Government of the Republic of Poland in JINR since 1956:

1956
    • Billig Wilhelm, Minister, Authorised Representative of Poland for atomic energy activities (authorized due to signing of the Charter of JINR);
1957–1967
    • Billig Wilhelm, Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Use Board of the Government of Poland;
1968 – 1973
    • Andgeevski Uzef, Professor, Plenipotentiary of the Government of Poland for Nuclear Energy Use;
1974 – 1979
    • Felitsky Ja., Professor, Deputy Minister of Energy and Nuclear Power of Poland;
1980 – 1981
    • Wyzhykowsky A. А., Deputy Minister of Energy and Nuclear Power of Poland;
1981 – 1982
    • Minchewsky E., Professor, Director of the Institute for Nuclear Research, Warsaw;
1982 – 1989
    • Sovinsky Mieczysław, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Agency of the Government of Poland;
1990 – 1991
    • Zhelyazny Roger, Professor, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Agency of the Government of Poland;
1991 – 2007
    • Andrzej Hrynkiewicz , Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Poland, Professor, Professor of the Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS and the Jagiellonian University;
2008 – 2009
    • Popović Ziemowit, Professor of the University of Wrocławа;
2009 – present day
    • Michael Waligórski, Professor of the University of Wrocławа.
Members of the Scientific Council

At present, members of the JINR Scientific Council are:

  • Mieczysław Budzyński, Director of the Institute of Physics of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland)
  • Marek Jeżabek , Director-General, Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Kraków, Poland)
  • Krzysztof Rusek, Director, Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Michael Waligórski, Head, Department of Medical Physics, Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences; National Consultant in Medical Physics, Oncology Centre (Kraków, Poland)

Members of the Scientific Council from Poland since 1956 were:

1956
    • Infeld Leopold, Academician of PAS, Professor;
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Sołtan Andzhej, INP PAS Director, Member of the PAS Presidium, Professor;
1959
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Sołtan Andzhej, INP PAS Director, Member of the PAS Presidium, Professor;
1960
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Werle Yu. (no other information);
    • Danysh Marian, Corresponding Member of PAS, Deputy Director of INP PAS (Warsaw), Professor of the University of Warsaw;
    • Plebanski Jerzy, Associate Professor of the University of Warsaw;
1964
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Danysh Marian, Corresponding Member of PAS, Deputy Director of INP PAS (Warsaw), Professor of the University of Warsaw;
1965
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Danysh Marian, Corresponding Member of PAS, Deputy Director of INP PAS (Warsaw), Professor of the University of Warsaw;
    • Dąbrowski Janusz, Head of the Department of INR PAS, Professor;
1966
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Danysh Marian, Corresponding Member of PAS, Deputy Director of INP PAS (Warsaw), Professor of the University of Warsaw;
    • Szymanski (no other information);
1967
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Danysh Marian, Corresponding Member of PAS, Deputy Director of INP PAS (Warsaw), Professor of the University of Warsaw;
    • Birulya-Byalynitsky Ivo, Professor, Head of the Department of the University of Warsaw;
    • Tulchiev Vladimir, Doctor of physics and mathematics, Associate Professor of the University of Warsaw;
1968
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Danysh Marian, Corresponding Member of PAS, Deputy Director of INP PAS (Warsaw), Professor of the University of Warsaw;
    • Birulya-Byalynitsky Ivo, Professor, Head of the Department of the University of Warsaw;
1969
    • Niewodniczański Henryk, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory of INP (INP Kraków); INP Director; Director of the Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University;
    • Danysh Marian, Corresponding Member of PAS, Deputy Director of INP PAS (Warsaw), Professor of the University of Warsaw;
1970
    • Danysh Marian, Corresponding Member of PAS, Deputy Director of INP PAS (Warsaw), Professor of the University of Warsaw;
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1971–1976
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1977
    • Burtke Jerzy, Doctor of physics and mathematics, INP;
    • Zhilich Jan, Professor, the Institute of Experimental Physics of the University of Warsaw;
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Natkaniec Ireneusz, Doctor of physics and mathematics, Senior Researcher of INP (Kraków), Deputy Director of FLNP JINR;
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1978–1979
    • Bokhatsky Zbigniew, Professor, INP Director;
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1980 – 1982
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1983–1984
    • Turkevich Jan, Professor, INP Director;
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1985–1988
    • Zieliński Ivo Przemysław, Professor of INR, Warsaw;
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1989
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1990
    • Zieliński Ivo Przemysław, Professor of INR, Warsaw;
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1991–1992
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1993–1998
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Natkaniec Ireneusz, Doctor of physics and mathematics, Senior Researcher of INP (Kraków), Deputy Director of FLNP JINR;
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
1998–2008
    • Budzanowski Andrzej, Academician, Professor, the Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN (Kraków);
    • Hrynkiewicz Andrzej , Academician of PAS, INP Director, Professor of the Jagiellonian University, INP Professor;
    • Sosnowski Ryszard, Academician of PAS, Director of the laboratory, Deputy Director of INR (Warsaw), Professor of INR (Świerk);
    • Janik Jerzy, Academician of PAS, Director of the INP laboratory (Kraków), INP Professor;
2008 – 2013
    • Wojciech Nawrocik, Professor of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań;
    • Mieczysław Budzyński, Professor of the Institute of Physics in Lublin;
    • Krzysztof Krόlas, Professor of the Jagiellonian University (Kraków).
2013 – present day
    • Michael Waligórski, Head, Department of Medical Physics, Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences; National Consultant in Medical Physics, Oncology Centre;
    • Krzysztof Rusek, Director, Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw;
    • Marek Jeżabek, Director-General, Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences;
    • Mieczysław Budzyński, Director, Institute of Physics of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.
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.
  • Wladislaw Chmielowski, Head of the national group of the Republic of Poland, Assistant to Head of the JINR Science Organization & International Cooperation Office
  • +7 (49621) 6-51-42
  • wchmiel@jinr.ru

Being in constant contact with plenipotentiaries, embassies of the Member States, the JINR Directorate and management services, they take part in the solution of the problems connected with the staying of their colleagues-countrymen and their families in Russia, with organization of their life and leisure. The Council of the leaders of the national groups has regular meetings. The representatives of the Directorate and the services of the Institute are invited to these meetings. The agenda includes discussion of 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 JINR Member States, their people and culture.

National Holidays
  • New Year – 1 January
  • Catholic The Manifestation of God – 6 January;
  • Day of Grandmother in Poland – 21 January;
  • Day of Grandfather in Poland – 22 January;
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day – 27 January;
  • St. Valentine’s Day – 14 February;
  • International Women’s Day – 8 March;
  • Fool’s Day – 1 AprilДень смеха – 1 апреля;
  • Catholic Easter – Su and Mo (first Sunday after the first spring full moon);
  • Labour’s Day – 1 May;
  • Constitution Day in Poland – 3 May;
  • Day of Liberation from Fascism – 8 May;
  • Mother’s Day in Poland – 26 May;
  • Day of Divine Body and Blood – Thru of ninth week after Easter;
  • Catholic Assumption Day – 15 August;
  • Day of Polish Military – 15 August;
  • Teacher’s Day – 14 October;
  • All Hallows’ Day – 1 November;
  • Commemoration Day – 2 November;
  • Day of Independence of Poland – 11 November;
  • Andrzejki – Day of Andrey’s Name-Day – 30 November;
  • Catholic St. Nicholas’ Day (Mikołajki) – 6 December;
  • Catholic Eve – 24 December;
  • Catholic Christmas – 25 December;
  • St. Silvester’s Day – 31 December.
Events

Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Russian Federation: Russian Embassy in the Republic of Poland: