Republic of Uzbekistan

General information on collaboration

The collaboration of Uzbek physicists has started practically since Institute foundation in 1956. Famous Uzbek physicists-academicians C.A. Azimov, G.I. Umarov, A.A. Abdurazakov and others were in tne beginning of the collaboration. Academicians K.G. Guliamov, T.M. Muminov, M.M. Musahanov, B.S. Iuldashev and professor U.S. Salihabov plays a significant role in development and strengthening scientific links. In June 1992 the Republic of Uzbekistan joined JINR as self-sustained member state. Academician B.S. Juldashev, director of Institute of Nuclear physics of the AS of the Republic of Uzbekistan, was appointed to the JINR Plenipotentiary representative of the government of Uzbekistan.

The collaborative research of Uzbek scientists was held in many areas of theoretical and experimental physics and done in Institute laboratories. The big team of experts practiced in the JINR Laboratory of Theoretical Physics under the supervision of famous physicists-theoreticians such as N.N. Bogolubov, V.G. Soloviov, I.N. Mikhailov, V.G. Kadishevski, V.N. Pervushin, V.B. Belaiev, R.B. Jolos etc. Their researches cover a wide range of aims including quantum theory of nucleus, quantum chromodynamics, theory of nucleus etc. With active participation of Uzbekistani scientists, chiral model of “pouches” (V.B. Beliaev, V.N. Pervushin, M.M. Musahanov) was created. Its development lead to the instantonic model vacuum of QCD that explained with success a wide range of phenomena in hadron physics, and a set of superfield models of quantum field theory and supergravitation (V.N. Pervushin, M.M. Musahanov, V.B. Beliaev, A.M. Rahimov) was built. Also, theory of nucleus and nuclear reactions with heavy ions (V.G. Soloviov, I.N. Mikhailov, , V.B. Beliaev, A.M. Rahimov) was developed. The scientists from Uzbekistan (Z. Kanokov, Sh.A. Kalandranov, A.I. Muminov and A.K. Nasirov) together with JINR colleagues (V.V. Volkov, R.V. Jolos, G.G. Adamian and N.V. Antonenko) significantly contributed to model of binary nuclear system. The collaboration of the authors of this model with GSI scientists (Darmstadt, Germany), GANIL (France) and Institute of Atomic Power AS of China (Beijing, PRC) shows its significance in study of Nuclear reactions mechanism with heavy ions. The work cycle of these co-authors twice (1992 and 2004) was awarded a First JINR Prize.

The collaboration on Physics of High Energy is connected with recognised scientists such as A.M. Baldin, B.G. Grishin, A.A. Kuznetsov, V.A. Nikitin, J.A. Budagov etc. The scientists from Uzbekistan notably contributed to successful carrying out 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. A model of eta-meson nucleus formation was proposed, at the heart of which idea of exceptional S11-nuclon resonance role was laid. The group of DLNP JINR employees (J.A. Budagov, V.V. Glagolev, A.M. Artikov, etc.), who take part in international CDF (FNAL, USA) cooperation, measured with exact accuracy t-quark mass that together with other précised measures of this mass and high-accuracy measure of W-boson mass allowed to narrow mass for Higgs-boson search.

The closest cooperation in experimental nuclear physics was formed with Scientific experimental detail of nuclear spectroscopy and radiochemistry of Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems. Uzbek physicists such as A.A. Abdurazakov, T.M. Muminov, B.A. Alikov, T.A. Islamov, U.S. Salihbaev, R.R. Usmaniv, A.Kh. Inoiatov significantly contributed to development of the methodical base and gathering of the unique spectroscopic data on the properties of the excited nuclide with the collaboration with such leading scientists as K.I. Gromov, V.A. Morozov, V.G. Kalinnikov, V.V. Kuznetsov, Ts. Vilov, V.B. Brudanin, etc. More than 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). Unique facilities were built, and précised techniques of nuclear luminosity spectroscopy were developed.

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

Traditionally, JINR provides a scientific background for training of high-skilled nuclear physicists for member states including Uzbekistan. For 50 years of the cooperation, more than 150 scientists and experts from Uzbekistan have been studying in JINR, and Uzbek science of physics significantly increased its quantity of Doctors and Philosophy Doctors. The students of Dubna scientific school took later their high positions in scientific and social life of Uzbekistan: 7 scientists became academicians and corresponding members of AS of Uzbekistan. B.S. Juldashev was elected to the position of President of Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan (2000-2005). Professor U.S. Salihbaev heads the largest Institute of Nuclear physics in the Republic for today and plays the leading role in bilateral cooperation issues.

At present, 12 scientists and specialists from Uzbekistan are participating in implementation of research programsme of the JINR Laboratories. Head of the national group of Uzbekistan, Head of DLNP Sector A.M. Artikov in 2000-2012 led a group of DLNP employees, which provided effective operation of the scintillation detectors system of the muon trigger of the CDF facility at the Tevatron (Fermilab, USA); he participated taking and analysis of experimental data. At present, he participates in development of a detector system for active protection from cosmic muons in the Mu2e experiment at Fermilab. BLTP Leading Scientific Researcher A.K. Nasirov, together with colleagues from Dubna and the University of Messina (Italy) performs theoretical research on the further development of the dinuclear system model, search for new optimal reactions for the synthesis of superheavy elements and he participates in analysis of experimental data obtained at the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions and other research centers around the world (India, South Korea) where experiments with heavy ions carried out. DLNP Leading Scientific Researcher A.Kh. Inoyatov is one of the founders of the precision electrostatic beta-spectrometer ESA-50 and now he leads research in the fields of nuclear electron spectroscopy. Together with colleagues from the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic he carries out 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, Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Czech Republic and the Republic of Kazakhstan. LIT Senior Scientific Researcher E.B. Dushanov together with specialists from the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan and the Tashkent University of Information Technologies took part in the project on establishment of the JINR GRID segments and its integration into the infrastructure of the global Internet. This project was successfully completed, local resources in Uzbekistan are established and is being effectively used in joint grid computing. Scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences U.S. Salikhbaev, E.B. Dushanov and M.Yu. Tashmetov collaborate with scientists from the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics in the fields of study of the effect of sulfoxides on the intermembrane interactions, structure and properties of model lipid membranes. BLTP Scientific Researcher Sh.A. Kalandarov collaborating with colleagues from FLNR on the application of the dinuclear system model to describe nuclear fission and triple kollinear fission. Sh.A. Kalandarov also cooperates with colleagues from European research centers GANIL (France), GSI (Germany), IPN Orsay (France), INFN Catania (Italy) and INFN Florence (Italy).

  • Alexander G. Olshevsky
    Executive of the 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: