Republic of Uzbekistan

General information on collaboration

Collaboration with Uzbek physicists began with the Institute’s foundation in 1956. Famous Uzbek physicists-academicians C.Azimov, G.Umarov, A.Abdurazakov, and others, were among the first collaborators. Academicians K.Guliamov, T.Muminov, M.Musahanov, B.Iuldashev, and professor U.Salihabov played a significant role in the development and strengthening of scientific links between Uzbek scientists and JINR. In June 1992, the Republic of Uzbekistan joined JINR an independent member-state. Academician B.Juldashev, director of Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, was appointed to JINR as Plenipotentiary representative of the government of Uzbekistan.

Collaborative research with Uzbek scientists has been carried out in many areas of theoretical and experimental physics, and practical work has been conducted at the Institute’s laboratories. A big team of experts practiced at the JINR Laboratory of Theoretical Physics under supervision of famous physicists-theoreticians, such as N.Bogolubov, V.Soloviov, I.Mikhailov, V.Kadishevski, V.Pervushin, V.Belaiev, R.Jolos, and others. Their research covered a wide range of topics, including quantum theory of nucleus, quantum chromodynamics, theory of nucleus, etc. Chiral model of “pouches” (V.Beliaev, V.Pervushin, M.Musahanov) was created with active participation of Uzbek scientists. Its development lead to the instantonic model vacuum of QCD, which successfully explained a wide range of phenomena in hadron physics, and a set of superfield models of quantum field theory and super gravity (V.Pervushin, M.Musahanov, V.Beliaev, A.Rahimov) was built. Also, theory of nucleus and nuclear reactions with heavy ions (V.Soloviov, I.Mikhailov, V.Beliaev, A.Rahimov) was developed. Scientists from Uzbekistan (Z. Kanokov, Sh.Kalandranov, A.Muminov and A.Nasirov) together with their JINR colleagues (V.Volkov, R.Jolos, G.Adamian and N.Antonenko) made a significant contribution to the development of the model of binary nuclear system. Collaboration of authors of this model with GSI scientists (Darmstadt, Germany), GANIL (France) and Institute of Atomic Power of the Academy of Sciences of China (Beijing, PRC) shows its significance in the study of the mechanism of nuclear reactions with heavy ions. The work of these authors was awarded the First JINR Prize twice (in 1992 and 2004).

Collaboration in the field of Physics of High Energy is related to recognised scientists such as A.Baldin, B.Grishin, A.Kuznetsov, V.Nikitin, J.Budagov, etc. Scientists from Uzbekistan notably contributed to successful completion of experiments on radiative decay observation of vector mesons, pi-mesons form-factor measure, process of vast experimental material on interreacting of relativistic nuclei with target nucleus, etc. For the first time, a universal (for different projectile nuclei and targets) method of operative luminosity control of beam interreacting with a target in atom and nuclear physics field with help of delta-electrons was presented. A model of eta-meson nucleus formation was proposed, at the heart of which was the idea of exceptional role of S11-nuclon resonance. The group of DLNP JINR employees (J.Budagov, V.Glagolev, A.Artikov, etc.), who took part in international CDF (FNAL, USA) cooperation projects, measured with unprecendented accuracy t-quark mass that, together with other precise measures of this mass, and high-accuracy measure of W-boson mass, allowed to narrow mass for Higgs-boson search.

Most active cooperation in experimental nuclear physics took place with Scientific experimental detail of nuclear spectroscopy and radiochemistry of Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems. Uzbek physicists such as A.Abdurazakov, T.Muminov, B.Alikov, T.Islamov, U.Salihbaev, R.Usmaniv, A.Inoiatov, significantly contributed to the development of methodology base, and to obtaining unique spectroscopic data on the properties of excited nuclide,in collaboration with such leading scientists as K.Gromov, V.Morozov, V.Kalinnikov, V.Kuznetsov, Ts. Vilov, V.Brudanin, etc. Over 100 new radioactive isotopes with a half-life period up to split seconds were discovered during the years of collaboration as a part of NSONPB (nuclear spectroscopy on protons beam) project. Unique facilities were built, and precise techniques of nuclear luminosity spectroscopy were developed.

JINR Directorate highly appreciated Uzbek scientists for their contribution to implementation of JINR research programmes. University employees (A.Abdurazakov, 1966; A.Inoiatov, 1985; A.Nasirov, 1992 and 2004; A.Artikov, 2005 and PEPAN prize in 2007) a part of international group of physicists from Dubna, were awarded several JINR prizes. Government of Uzbekistan has evaluated highlythe collaborative research projects done at JINR, and professors K.Gromov, A.Abdurazakov, T.Muminov and B.Juldashev, were awarded the Uzbekistan national A. Beruni Prize for a series of studies that contributed to fundamental science. T.Muminov (2003) and B.Juldashev (2005) were granted the title of “JINR Honory Doctor” in recognition of strengthening of scientific relations between JINR and Uzbekistan. T.Muminov and M.Musahanov cooperated as Scientific Council members in order to develop a priority programme of JINR scientific research.

Traditionally JINR provides a scientific base for the training of high-skilled nuclear physicists from member-states, including Uzbekistan. During the 50 years of cooperation, over 150 scientists and experts from Uzbekistan have studiedat JINR, and Uzbek science gained a significant number of PhDs in physics. Students of Dubna scientific school went on to have prominent positions in scientific and social life of Uzbekistan: 7 scientists became academicians and corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. B.Juldashev was elected President of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan (2000-2005). Professor U.Salihbaevis currently head of the largest Institute of Nuclear Physics in the Republic and plays a key role in bilateral cooperation.

Currently 12 scientists and specialists from Uzbekistan are part of implementation of research programmes at the JINR Laboratories. Head of the national group of Uzbekistan, Head of DLNP Sector A.Artikov led a group of DLNP employees in 2000-2012, to provide a method of effective operation of scintillation detectors’ system of the muon trigger of CDF facility at Tevatron (Fermilab, USA); he participated in obtaining and analysing experimental data. He now participates in development of a detector system for active protection from cosmic muons in the Mu2e experiment at Fermilab. BLTP Leading Scientific Researcher A.Nasirov, together with colleagues from Dubna and the University of Messina (Italy), currently conducts theoretical research on further development of the dinuclear system model, a search for new optimal reactions for the synthesis of superheavy elements, and participates in analysis of experimental data obtained at Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions and at other research centers around the world (India, South Korea), where experiments with heavy ions have been carried out. DLNP Leading Scientific Researcher A.Inoyatov is one of the creaters of the precision electrostatic beta-spectrometer ESA-50 and is now leading research in the fields of nuclear electron spectroscopy. Together with colleagues from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, he conducts research on development of ultra-stable sources of energy registration target s for tritium neutrino experiments. Research at the ESA-50 spectrometer is supported by grants of RFBR, of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Czech Republic, and of the Republic of Kazakhstan. LIT Senior Scientific Researcher E.Dushanov, together with specialists from the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan and from Tashkent University of Information Technologies, took part in the project on establishment of the JINR GRID segments, and their integration into the infrastructure of global Internet. This project was completed successfully, local resources in Uzbekistan have beensecured, and the results are being effectively used in joint grid computing. Scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, U.Salikhbaev, E.Dushanov and M.Tashmetov, collaborate with scientists from the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics in the fields of study of the effect of sulfoxides on intermembrane interactions, structure and properties of model lipid membranes. BLTP researcher Sh.Kalandarovhas been collaborating with colleagues from FLNR on the application of the dinuclear system model to describe nuclear fission and triple kollinear fission. Sh.Kalandarovhas also been cooperating with colleagues from European research centers GANIL (France), GSI (Germany), IPN Orsay (France), INFN Catania (Italy) and INFN Florence (Italy).

  • Alexander G. Olshevsky
    Executive,Contacts with the Republic of Uzbekistan, Head of Department of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems

  • +7 (49621) 6-50-77
    +7 (49621) 6-22-79


  • Natalia M. Dokalenko
    JINR coordinator of the collaboration with the Republic of Uzbekistan, SO&ICO Senior Engineer

  • +7 (49621) 6-50-11


Scientific Themes and Projects

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

  • Theoretical Physics
    Cooperation on 3 themes
  • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
    Cooperation on 4 themes
  • Nuclear physics
    Cooperation on 3 themes
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
    Cooperation on 1 themes
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics
    Cooperation on 1 theme
Plenipotentiary representative

Umar S. Salikhbaev, professor, Director of Institute of Nuclear Physics AS RU, has been a coordinator on contacts of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan with JINR since 2006.

Major scientific achievements in the fields of:

Experimental nuclear physics, nuclear physics methods in sidelines of science and industry.

The plenipotentiaries of the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan in JINR:

    1992 – 2006
  • Bekhzad S. Yuldashev, Academician of AS RU, professor, Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics AS RU (1990 – 2006);

  • 2006 – present day
  • Umar S. Salikhbaev, professor, Director of Institute of Nuclear Physics AS RU.
Members of the Scientific Council

Academician Tolib M. Muminov, Director of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek is currently member of the Scientific Council of JINR

Mirzayusuf M. Musakhanov, Professor of the Department of Nuclear Physics of the National University of Uzbekistan, was elected at different times as a member of the JINR Scientific Council.

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.

  • Akram M. Artikov
    Head of the national group of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Head of Sector of the DLNP JINR

  • +7 (49621) 6-38-14
    +7 (49621) 6-21-01


  • Avazbek K. Nasirov
    Deputy Head of the national group of the Republic of Uzbekistan, BLTP Leading Scientific Researcher

  • +7 (49621) 6-33-79


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.

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.

Celebration of Nowruz, spring holiday with it distinctive local east colour, in JINR became a good annual tradition upon an initiative of the Uzbek, Kazakh and Azerbaijanian National groups. The highlight of the programme is tasty pilaff cooked by the Uzbek National group.

National Holidays
  • New Year – 1-2 January;
  • International Women’s Day – 8 March;
  • Nowruz – 21 March;
  • Day of Remembrance and Honors – 9 May;
  • Independence Day – 1 September;
  • Day of a Teacher and Mentor – 1 October;
  • Constitution’s Day – 8 December;
  • First days of religious holidays of Ruza Khait and Kurban Khait.

Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation:

Russian Embassy in the Republic of Uzbekistan: