General information on collaboration
Romania was one of the founder states of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) since 26 March 1956.
Romania is one of the important JINR Member States in the amount of participation in the JINR activities, joint research, and scientific and technological relations. The basis of the Romanian participation to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research was laid down by the famous Romanian scientist, Academician Horia Hulubei. During the first decades of the JINR, outstanding contributions to the JINR activity were brought by the Romanian scientists, Academicians Șerban Țițeica, Ioan Ursu, and Aureliu Săndulescu, Professor Alexandru Mihul.
Romanian physicists actively participated in scientific research of the Institute. Well known Romanian scientists contributed to the management of the Institute and of its laboratories:
JINR Vice Directors:
- Șerban Țițeica – 1962–1964
- Alexandru Mihul — 1970–1973
- Aureliu Săndulescu — 1983–1986
- LHE Deputy Director Ovidiu Balea — 1975–1978
- FLNR Deputy Director Aureliu Sandulescu — 1974–1977
- FLNP Deputy Director Nicolae Popa — 2002–2006
- LIT Deputy Director Gheorghe Adam — 2003–2009
- LIT Deputy Director Sanda Adam — 2009–2013
- LIT Deputy Director Gheorghe Adam — 2013 – 30.09.2018
- FLNP Deputy Director Otilia Culicov — 2013 – till now
In recognition of the merits of the Romanian scientists to the JINR development, on the occasion of the 40-th Anniversary of the Joint Institute, the Committee of the Member States Plenipotentiary Representatives decided on 25 March 1996 to name alleys on the Institute laboratory grounds in honour of the eminent scientists Horia Hulubei and Șerban Țițeica.
While often expressing specific positions on JINR practical matters, Romania has always recognized the JINR importance for the development of its national centres, for the development of the mutual collaboration.
The two-sided JINR–Romania cooperation reflects the general fact that many scientific problems dealt with at JINR are being solved in close cooperation with research centers of JINR Member States and, vice versa, many problems tackled in the JINR Member States are being solved with assistance of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Concerning the past, we can emphasize the high interest of the Romanian scientists for heavy ion physics in the seventies-eighties of the past century. Romania actively took part in the buildup of the FLNR cyclotron complex. In particular, in Romania there was made the transportation system with extracted beams of the U-400 accelerator.
The round-table “Romania at JINR”, held as a part of the Scientific JINR Council in June 2003, was done with the participation of a representative delegation from all large Romanian cities involved in cooperation with JINR.
The birthday centenary of the outstanding Romanian scientist Șerban Țițeica, included in the UNESCO recommendations for 2008, was celebrated in JINR with attendance of H.E. Constantin Mihail Grigorie, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation.
In the end of the November 2010 Session of the Committee of the Plenipotentiary Representatives at JINR, the National day of Romania was celebrated with the attendance of the Romanian Ambassador and the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Romanian Government at JINR. For the first time, a week of the Romanian cinema was organized in Dubna by the Romanian Institute of Culture.
Specific items concerning the cooperation are defined in two-sided protocols for joint research.
The two joint programmes (Țițeica-Markov in theoretical physics and Hulubei-Meshcheryakov in information technologies and computational physics) and the about 100 periodically renewed protocols signed with all the JINR laboratories and the JINR University Center are the compulsory basis for the approval of the grant and project proposals of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Romanian Government at JINR. Through this mechanism, all the significant Romanian centers are involved in the cooperation with the JINR.
The backbone of the cooperation is secured by the long-term hired Romanian scientists in JINR. During the last decade, their number was maintained at a level of about 20 people, both experienced and young. JINR is a very good place for starting scientific careers. Successful recent instances of young Romanian scientists who have started working in JINR and acquired master and PhD titles: Eugen Anitas (Head of Sector in BLTP since 2014), Raul Erhan (formerly senior researcher in FLNP, now postdoc fellow in IET, Kjeller, Norway), Mihaela Paraipan (Senior researcher in VBLHEP), Horia Pasca (formerly at BLTP – Nuclear Physics, now at Babes-Bolyai Univ., Romania), Iulia Harca (formerly at FLNR – Synthesis of Super heavy elements, now at IFIN-HH, Romania), Cristina Oancea (DLNP – Proton therapy), Ioana Caracas (formerly at DLNP, now doctoral studies in Univ. Wuppertal, Germany).
Specialists from Romanian institutes come on short-term visits to the JINR laboratories for carrying out joint research and participation in international conferences, and JINR scientists regularly go to Romania for joint scientific activities, to international conferences and schools. It should be emphasized the significant contribution of LIT-JINR scientists and specialists to the development of the WLCG Grid infrastructure in Romania. Both the LIT and Romanian scientists actively contribute to the periodic Grid Conferences organized in JINR and Romania.
Romania is a hospitable host of JINR scientists participating in traditional schools and international conferences. Since its first 1964 edition, the “Carpathian Summer School of Physics” has regularly had keynote speakers coming from JINR. At its 27-th edition in June-July 2016, a special round table was devoted to the 60-th JINR Anniversary.
A traditional form of involvement of JINR in the growth of young Romanian scientists is their participation in educational programs at JINR. Since the seventies of the past century, groups of senior Romanian students regularly do their summer practice at JINR laboratories. During the last years, their number has significantly grown up, reaching 20 students in 2016, 2017, and 2018. There is a vivid interest of the Romanian young people in the important form of new cooperation, defined within the JINR Summer Student Program.
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Executive of the contacts with Romania, LIT Director.
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The scientists of Romania take part in the research work on the following themes of the Topical plan for JINR research and international cooperation for the year 2019:
- Theoretical Physics
Cooperation on 3 themes
- Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
Cooperation on 10 themes
- Nuclear physics
Cooperation on 4 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
Romanian scientists in JINR are acting as co-leaders of a scientific theme and of three activities and experiments.
In LIT JINR, Gheorghe Adam has been a co-leader of the “Mathematical Support of Experimental and Theoretical Studies Conducted by JINR” (theme 05-6-1060-2005/2013) and of the “Methods, Algorithms and Software for Modeling Physical Systems, Mathematical Processing and Analysis of Experimental Data” (theme 05-6-1119-2014/2019).
Within the theme “Investigations of Condensed Matter by Modern Neutron Scattering Methods” (04-4-1121-2015/2020), Maria Balasoiu is the leader of the FLNP data taking activity on structural characterization of polymer nanodispersed materials.
Within the theme “Development and Construction of the Prototype of a Complex for Radiotherapy and Applied Research with Heavy-Ion Beams at the Nuclotron-M” (02-1-1107-2011/2019), Mihaela Paraipan is a co-leader of the activity concerning the study of neutron fields of big uranium target at the Phasotron under the irradiation of proton Ep=0.66 GeV.
Within the theme “Theory of Complex Systems and Advanced Materials” (01-3-1137-2019/2023), Eugen Anitas is a co-leader of the activity concerning the study of complex materials and nanostructures.
There are currently 34 Romanian institutes and universities doing research in collaboration with JINR. The most active partners:
- Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering – IFIN-HH (Bucharest) (19 themes)
- University of Bucharest – UB (Bucharest) (9 themes)
- National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering (INCDIE ICPE-CA) (Bucharest) (6 themes)
- Institute of Space Science – ISS (Bucharest) (8 themes).
The “Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP)”, in final implementation stage in Bucharest-Măgurele, under the leadership of Acad. Nicolae Victor Zamfir, the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Romanian Government at JINR during 2005-2016, is going to be the most advanced research facility in the world focusing on the study of photonuclear physics and its applications, comprising a very high intensity laser of two 10PW ultra-short pulse lasers and the most brilliant tunable gamma-ray beam.
This unique experimental combination will enable ELI-NP to tackle a wide range of research topics in fundamental physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics, and also applied research in materials science, management of nuclear materials and life sciences.
ELI-NP has been selected by the most important science committee in Nuclear Physics in Europe – NuPECC – in the Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan in Europe as a major facility.
The Memorandum of Scientific Collaboration on the implementation of the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) Project and the Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAсility (NICA) Project between the “Horia Hulubei” National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research was signed during the meeting of the JINR Directorate with leaders of the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Romania on 20 November 2018. The memorandum is aimed to become the basis for development of cooperation between the scientific centres in the frames of developing the ELI-NP and NICA experimental areas as well as defining the experimental programmes of the projects.
Joint JINR-Romania publications – around 200 scientific articles (around 180 in ISI journals) per year, containing specific contributions of Romanian authors in:
- investigation of the confinement/deconfinement phase transitions in dense hadronic matter within the NICA/MPD and BM@N experiments;
- nuclear fission, quasi-fission and multinucleon transfer aimed at defining new ways of obtaining heavy and superheavy nuclei at the DRIBS-III facility;
- physical analysis with high performance detectors of various-type materials (nano, intelligent, vesicular etc) subject to neutron irradiation at the IBR-2M reactor;
- environmental studies based on samples collected in various ecosystems;
- development of new theoretical models for the characterization of phase transitions occurring in new materials or in nuclear processes;
- development of top computing infrastructure facilities requested by the current and perspective large scale research projects;
- development of new approaches and methods in numerical analysis for the computation of physical observables with controlled accuracy;
- new approaches aimed at reducing the risks of the hadron therapy in oncological diseases.
JINR Prizes awarded to Romanian researchers for significant contributions in:
Theoretical Physics Research
- “Theory of Spin Fluctuations and High-Temperature Superconductivity in Cuprates” – N. Plakida, S. Adam, Gh. Adam, A. Vladimirov, D. Ihle, V.Oudovenko (1st Prize, 2013).
- “Cluster approach for describing nuclear fission” – H. Pasca, G. Adamian, A. Andreev, N. Antonenko, R. Jolos, A. Nasirov, T. Shneidman (1st Prize, 2016)
Experimental Physics Research
- “Magnetic phenomena in intermetallic compounds RCo2: studies of the limits of the itinerant electron metamagnetism concept” – D. Kozlenko, E.Lukin, S. Kichanov, A. Rutkauskas, B. Savenko, E. Burzo, P. Vlaic, Dang Ngoac Toan (1st Prize, 2016)
Applied Physics Research
- “Neutron activation analysis for ecological state assessment of coastal ecosystems of the Black Sea” – A. Kravtsova, P. Nekhoroshkov, M. Frontasyeva, I. Zinicovscaia, N. Yushin, O. Bunkova, I. Stukolova, A. Yakovlev, A. Kamnev (2nd Prize, 2016)
- “Structure and Properties of Magnetic Nanoparticles Produced by Bacteria Klebsiella oxytoca: Comprehensive Research and Experimental Validation of Biomedical Applications” – M. Balasoiu, D. Soloviov, A. Rogachev, L. Anghel, O. Orelovich, L. Ishchenko, S. Stolyar, R. Iskhakov, Yu. Raikher (Encouraging Prize, 2014)
- “Neutron activation analysis in wastewater treatment” – I. Zinicovscaia, M. Frontasyeva, O. Culicov, S. Pavlov, S. Gundorina, L. Cepoi, T. Chiriac, L. Rudi, A. Valuta, T. Mitina (Encouraging Prize, 2015)
Physics Instruments and Methods
- “Structure of deterministic mass, surface and multiphase fractals: theory and methods of analysing the intensity of small-angle scattering” – A.Cherny, E. Anitas, V. Osipov, A. Kuklin, M. Balasoiu (2nd Prize, 2017)
Reports presented at JINR Scientific Council by young Romanian scientists (as recommended by JINR Programme Advisory Committees):
- Sept. 2013: E.M. Anitas (BLTP) “Small-angle scattering from multi-phase systems: investigation of the crossover between Porod and fractal regimes”
- Feb. 2016: H. Paşca (BLTP) “Energy dependence of mass, charge, isotopic distributions and TKE in neutron-induced fission of 235U and 239Pu”
- Sept. 2018: I. Harca (FLNR/IFIN-HH) “Fusion-fission and quasi-fission in the near-barrier reaction of 32S + 197Au”
The Scientific Council endorsed the proposals of the JINR Directorate to award the title “Honorary Doctor of JINR”, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and the education of young scientists, to Professors:
- Sept. 2014: B. Sharkov (Russia), Gh. Stratan (Romania), and Tran Thanh Van (Vietnam/France).
- Sept. 2015: V. Fortov (Russia), P. Fré (Italy), R.-D. Heuer (Germany), J. Khubua (Georgia), Yu. Oganessian (Russia), H. Stöcker (Germany), I. Tighineanu (Moldova), and N.V. Zamfir (Romania).
Organization of Joint International Conferences (with outstanding Conference Proceedings and training Schools)
- Mathematical Modeling and Computational Physics (MMCP) International Conference Series, under joint organization (since 2011) of LIT in JINR, several Slovak institutions in Košice and IFIN-HH in Romania.
Left: With over 39,000 downloads of the 41 papers at the end of 2018, at a pace of over 500 monthly, the LNCS 7125 volume was annually quoted by Springer in 2013-2017 as one of its top 50% most downloaded eBooks in this collection:
Centre: EPJ-WoC, Vol.108, with 58 accepted papers:
Right: EPJ-WoC, Vol.173, with 100 accepted papers:
- Distributed Computing and Grid-technologies in Science and Education (GRID) International Conference Series organized every two years, since 2004, by LIT in JINR and sponsored among others by Romanian grants. Remarkable features of both MMCP and GRID Conferences were their growing audiences (over 250 participants) and satellite intensive Training Schools organized on hot topics for doctoral students and young scientists (over 50 participants at the last two editions).
- Complex and Magnetic Soft Matter Systems, schools and workshops jointly organized by JINR, West University of Timișoara, IFIN-HH, Romanian Society of Physics and other institutions, Editions 2014 and 2017 (Proceedings published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol 994 (2018), Eds. Yu. Raikher, M. Bălăşoiu, A. Rogachev, M. Bunoiu; 17 accepted papers).
Since 21-st of July 2016, the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of Romania at JINR is Dr. Florin-Dorian Buzatu, the Director General (since 2008) of the Institute of Atomic Physics (IFA), Măgurele-Bucharest, Romania.
Florin-Dorian Buzatu was born on 17-th April 1957. He graduated from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest in 1982 with the specialization in nuclear physics. His doctoral thesis “Contributions to the study of the one-dimensional Hubbard model” was defended in 1994 at the Institute of Atomic Physics (IFA). His main scientific interests have been related to the theory of condensed matter physics: strongly correlated electrons, one-dimensional fermionic models, phase transitions in electron and molecular systems.
His current management tasks include the coordination of the Research and Development (R&D) programmes supporting the Romanian participation in European projects and collaborations (EURATOM, F4E, CERN, ELI-NP, FAIR, CEA). He has brought a significant contribution to the coordination of the preparation of the Romania’s Application file for hosting the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) during the ELI Preparatory Phase (2008-2010).
His professional career started at Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering in Bucharest-Magurele (IFIN-HH). He has grown as a prominent scientist and a R&D management leader within IFIN-HH, with which he remained closely associated over the years. In his capacity as Scientific Director of IFIN-HH, during March 2005 – January 2008, Dr. Florin-Dorian Buzatu coordinated the preparation of the Romania Application file for membership at CERN and the Core Financing Programme of the Institute.
The five-year period (1991-1996) spent in the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of the JINR and the three-year fellowship (1998-2001) at the Department of Chemistry of the Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX, USA) were particularly beneficial and valuable for his scientific achievements.
Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Government of Romania at JINR since 2005
2005 – 2016
- Nicolae-Victor Zamfir, Member of Romanian Academy, General Director of the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) in Bucharest-Magurele, Director of the “Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP)” Project;
- Florin-Dorian Buzatu, Director General of the Institute of Atomic Physics (IFA), Măgurele-Bucharest, Romania.
Gheorghe Stratan – professor of Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) (Bucharest), head of the Department of History and Methodology of Science of the Babeș-Bolyai University faculty (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) (2003-2008). Born on 31 August 1941 in Lipnic, Romania.
Doctor Honoris Causa of JINR (title conferred in 2014 at the 116-th Session of the JINR Scientific Council).
Scientific interests: Theoretical nuclear physics, history of physics, educational programmes, science and society.
Cătălin Borcea – Co-chairman of the Scientific Council for a term of three years (elected at the 124-th session, September 2018), Scientific Researcher gr. I in the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), the Nuclear Physics Department, Professor (phd advisor) at the Doctoral School of Physics of Bucharest University.
Born 25 December 1943 at Focsani, Romania.
Main scientific interests: Heavy ion physics including radioactive beams, physics of nuclei far from stability, astrophysics, precision measurements of nuclear data.
Achievements of the scientific career:
- Study of intermediate structure in Isobaric Analog Resonances
- Determination of fission cross sections for U and Pu isotopes induced by thermal neutrons by an absolute method
- Determination of electric form factors of proton and neutron by low momentum transfer of 4 GeV electrons
- Study of light particle emission close to the kinematic limit in heavy ion induced reactions at E/A~10 MeV (subject of PhD thesis)
- Synthesis and study of decay and properties of heavy H and He isotopes (4-6H, 6-10He)
- Systematics of atomic masses, regularities, smoothness of the multi-parametric mass surface; mass extrapolating methods
- Discovery of doubly magic nucleus 100Sn
- Discovery of the doubly magic nucleus 48Ni
- Discovery and study of two proton radioactivity
- First elastic scattering experiment with the halo nucleus 11Li
- Momentum distribution of 8B and the character of confined halo of this nucleus
- Spectroscopy of nuclei close to the drip line, revealing the erosion of classical magic numbers and appearance of other magic numbers in nuclei with high neutron excess
- Measurement of fusion cross sections with loosely bound projectiles close to Coulomb barrier
- Commissioning of the nTOF facility at CERN
- Precision measurement of (n, n’, gamma) cross sections and covariance assessment for many isotopes in the frame of a Nuclear Data project at JRC-IRMM-Geel (Belgium)
Members of the Scientific Council from Romania since 1956 were:
1956 – 1960,1964 – 1965, 1969, 1971
- Horia Hulubei, Member of the Romanian Academy, Professor, Head of the Chair of the Structure of Matter at the Bucharest University, Director of the Institute of Atomic Physics (IAP) (in 1949-1968), Chairman of the Atomic Energy Board of the Romanian Council of Ministers, Member of the State Council of Romania;
- Șerban Țiţeica, Member of the Romanian Academy, Vice-President of the Romanian Academy, Foreign Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Vice-Director of IAP;
- Valer Novacu, Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy, Professor of the University of Bucharest;
- Nicolae Vîlkov, Scientific Secretary of IAP;
- Paul Drăgichescu, Director of an IAP Laboratory, and IAP Department;
- Marius Petraşcu, Professor, IAP Vice-Director;
- Radu Chişleag, Acad. Horia Hulubei’s adviser at the State Council of Romania;
- Dănilă Barb, Professor, IAP Deputy Director (1968-1977), Director of the Institute of Physics and Technology of Materials (IPTM), Bucharest (1977-1989);
- Ioan Brânduş, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, Scientific Secretary of the Central Institute of Physics, Bucharest (1977-1989);
- Ivașcu Marin, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, Director General of the Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IPNE), Bucharest (1977-1989); Director General of the Central Institute of Physics, Bucharest (1977-1989);
- Alexandru Berinde, Professor, Deputy Director of IPNE;
- Eugen Cruceanu, Head of an IPNE Laboratory;
- Ovidiu Balea, Professor, Head of an IPNE Laboratory;
- Gheorghe Semenescu, Professor, Senior Researcher, Head of an IPNE Department;
- Alexandru Glodeanu, Deputy Director of IPTM;
- Venera Boldea, Senior Researcher of IPNE;
- Călin Beşliu, Professor of the University of Bucharest;
- Maria Haiduc, Senior Researcher, Head of an IPNE Laboratory;
- Dorel Bally, Professor of the University of Bucharest, Founder of the Romanian school of neutron physics, Head of an IPTM Laboratory;
- Dorin Poenaru, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, IPNE Scientific Director (1990-1997);
- Mihai Petrovici, Director General of IFIN-HH, Bucharest;
- Gheorghe Mateescu, Director General of IFIN-HH, Bucharest;
- Gheorghe Căta-Danil, Professor, Head of Chair of Physics of the Polytechnic University Bucharest, Head of the Department of Nuclear Physics of the IFIN-HH, Bucharest;
- Gheorghe Stratan, Chairman of the IFIN-HH Scientific Council, Bucharest (2000-2003);
- Cătălin Borcea, Senior Researcher I of IFIN-НН, Professor of the Doctoral School of Physics, the University of Bucharest.
1964 – 1976, 1978
1956 – 1959, 1969
1965 – 1967, 1972 – 1976
1967 – 1968
1972 – 1977
1977 – 1988
1978 – 1980
1981 – 1983
1982 – 1983, 1985 – 1988
1990 – 1992
1960 – 1967, 1970, 1990 – 1993, 1997
1998 – 2000
2000 – 2003
2003 – 2012
2003 – present day
2012 – present day
Academician Emil Burzo, member of the Romanian Academy, member of the Presidium of the Romanian Academy, and President of the Cluj-Napoca Branch of the Romanian Academy, Director of Excellence Centre on Condensed Matter Physics, Director of the Master Program in Solid State Physics was an active Member of Programme Advisory Committee for Condensed Matter Physics, in 2006-2016.
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 compatriots, the representatives of a same national 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 the organizing role in the life of the national groups.
Eugen Mircea Anitas
Head of the national group of Romania, Head of Sector in BLTP
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Deputy Head of the national group of Romania, Deputy Director of FLNP
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Being in permanent contact with Plenipotentiaries Representatives, Embassies of JINR Member-States in Russian Federation, JINR Directorate and management services, they take part in the solution of the problems connected with the stay of their compatriot colleagues and their families in Russia, with the organization of their life and leisure. The 2018 year marked a dynamic evolution of the number of Romanian scientists employed in the Institute. All the young people in the group have successfully accomplished the first stages of their professional growth. They left the JINR for new positions, as carriers of the excellence level of the scientific research developed in the Institute. They will be new promoters of the scientific cooperation with the Joint Institute.
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 employees from the Member-States and the management gets an opportunity to make appropriate decisions.
- 1-2 January – New Year
- 24 January – The Unification Day
- Good Friday (in 2019, 26-th April)
- April/May – First and second day of Easter (in 2019, 28-th and 29-th April)
- 1 May – Labour Day, International Labour Day
- May/June – First and second day of the Feast of the Holy Trinity (in 2019, 16-th and 17-th June)
- 1-st June – Children’s day
- 15 August – Assumption Day
- The day of the scientific researcher (19th November) [Free day in the scientific research institutes]
- 30th November – St. Andrew’s Day
- 1 December – National Day, the Great Union Day
- 25/26 December – First and second day of the Christmas
- From 1 to 10 September 2019, the 8th International Pontecorvo Neutrino Physics School is held in Sinaia, Romania. The School continues the tradition of the Pontecorvo Neutrino Physics Schools which were held in Dubna, Alushta, Horný Smokovec, and Prague in 1998, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, and 2017.
- From 18 to 21 February 2019, the 32nd regular Task Force Meeting of the ICP Vegetation was held in Romania (Targoviste, the Valahia University).
- On 8 December 2018, Dubna citizens gathered in the JINR Cultural Centre “Mir” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of formation of the unitary state of Romania. The celebration organized by Ambassador of Romania in the Russian Federation and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research was enriched with a performance of the Romanian folklore ensemble “Țara Vrancei” (Focșani, Romania).
- The autumn Session of the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Governments of the JINR Member States that was held on 19 – 20 November 2018 in Bucharest was chaired by G.V. Trubnikov, Plenipotentiary Representative of RF at JINR. JINR Director, Academician V.A. Matveev provided a report at the Session. The autumn session of the CPR JINR marked an important step in the development of the cooperation between Romania and JINR.
- On 20 November 2018, the concluding day of the guest Session of the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Governments of the JINR Member States in Romania, a scientific symposium was held dedicated to cooperation between Romania and JINR. The Symposium was held in the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN HH) in the suburbs of Bucharest, Măgurele. On the same day after the Symposium, in the University of Bucharest, a meeting of the JINR representatives with leaders of the University was held. The visit of the delegation at the Bucharest University was concluded by a festive ceremony at which Professor Marian Preda, President of the Senate of the University, awarded to JINR Director, RAS Academician V.A. Matveev with the diploma of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Bucharest. The Laudatio issued on this occasion can be consulted here. The day was concluded with a meeting of the JINR Directorate with leaders of the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Romania. The milestone of the meeting was signing of a Memorandum of Scientific Collaboration on the implementation of the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) Project and the Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAсility (NICA) Project between the “Horia Hulubei” National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
- On 20 November 2018, the concluding day of the guest Session of the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Governments of the JINR Member States in Romania, a scientific symposium was held dedicated to cooperation between Romania and JINR. The Symposium was held in the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN HH) in the suburbs of Bucharest, Măgurele
- On 4 October 2017, JINR was visited by a delegation of representatives of the National Romanian TV channels TVR and TVR International
- On 26 July 2017, the 8th International Student Summer School “Nuclear Physics – Science and Applications” (NUCPHYS-SC&APPL) started in Brasov, Romania
- On 4 March 2017, the Embassy of Romania in Moscow organized an evening dedicated to the Romanian tradition of “Martişor”. Members of the national group in JINR and friends from JINR were among the over 150 guests. The event was held in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere and included a rich cultural programme of Romanian folklore. The Head of the Romanian diplomatic mission then offered “marţisoare” to all the ladies present at the event.
- The Student training course «Advanced Materials Investigation by Means of Neutron Scattering Methods» was started on Monday, 29 August 2016 in the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics JINR. 14 students and 6 professors from the two Romanian universities the West University Timisoara and the Ovidius University of Constanta attend the training course.
- On 5 April 2016, the Celebration of the 60-th JINR Anniversary took place in the Cultural Center “Mir” with a select international participation. Romania was represented at this event by Dr. Ioan Ursu, Vice-President of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, H.E. Vasile Soare, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation, and Dr. Florin-Dorian Buzatu, Director General of the Institute of Atomic Physics, Bucharest-Magurele. Dr. I. Ursu and H.E. Vasile Soare presented friendly congratulation messages devoted to this event.
- On 7 December 2015, H.E. Vasile Soare, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation, has met with the JINR Directorate and participated to the concert of the Romanian ethno-rock-blues band Nightlosers, dedicated to the Celebration of the Romanian National Day.
- On 2-4 November 2015, in Bucharest, Romania, the “JINR days in Romania” were a memorable event (Day one, Day two). The JINR delegation, headed by Acad. Victor Matveev, had a rich program of meetings with Romanian officials (at the Romanian Government and the Romanian Senate) and Romanian scientists from research institutes.
- On 28-30 October 2015, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, there was held the International Conference “Grid, Cloud & High Performance Computing in Science” (RO-LCG 2015), devoted to the 60-th Anniversary of JINR
- On 13-17 July 2015, in Stara Lesna,Tatras, Slovakia, the International Conference «Mathematical Modeling and Computational Physics» (MMCP 2015) was jointly organized by JINR-Dubna, Institutes from Slovakia, and IFIN-HH, Romania. The Conference was devoted to the 60-th Anniversary of JINR. Revised selected papers were published in the European Physics Journal, Web of Conferences (EPJ-WoC), Vol. 108 (9 February 2016)
- On 30 November 2014, H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation Vasile Soare and his accompanying persons visited JINR. V. Soare met with Romanian employees of JINR and with the JINR Directorate. The meeting was finished with a concert of Romanian folk ensemble dedicated to the Great Union Day of Romania, which is celebrated on 1 December.
- On 23 November 2013, a representative delegation from Romania headed by Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development Mihnea Cosmin Costoiu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Romania Vasile Soare and Romanian Plenipotentiary at JINR Nicolae Victor Zamfir visited the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
- On 7 November 2010, events dedicated to the National Day of Romania were held in the JINR Cultural Centre “Mir”.
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