Slovak Republic

General information on collaboration

Slovakia (earlier as part of CSR, and since 1993 as an independent state) has participated in JINR activities since its founding. Today, the Slovak Republic in terms of the amount of work accomplished, is one of leading JINR member states. 13 scientific and technical organisations in Slovakia partner with JINR.

Slovak scientific centres – I.A. Komenski Institute of Physics SAS, Slovak technical University in Bratislava, and P.I. Šafárik University in Kosice – are have been JINR partnersfor many years. Joint projects are underway with scientific organisations, and good working relationships are maintained. Research institutions in Slovakia have been working on building their experimental base in close collaboration with JINR. Cyclotron of heavy ions with energy of 72 MeV (DC-72) was developed and produced by Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions for Cyclotron Centre in Bratislava. Assistance in radioisotope derivatization technology development has also been provided. This technology is used in nuclear medicine, and a laboratory of polymer materials’ modification has been created on base of this accelerator. Slovak experts from Komenski University in Bratislava, on the other hand, participate in the development and production of complex prototypes for radiotherapy, using heavy ion beams of Nuclotron-M LPHE, under supervision of such leading scientists as S. Dubnička, Plenipotentiary representative of the Government of Slovakia, and I. Ružička, Member of JINR Scientific Council.

Slovakia takes part in a joint educational programme – group of Slovak students has visited FLNP to gain practical experience in working with accelerators.

Smolenice, StaráLesná and Štrbsképleso are small Slovak towns; they are well-known to many JINR employees, as several JINR conferences on fission physics, relativistic nuclear physics and many international conferences on hadron structure and other international events took place here, and which many JINR scientists have attended. JINR-CERN physics school (VII European Physics School of High Energy) was also held in Slovakia.

Regular international conference on Relativistic nuclear physics from hundreds of MeV to TeV was held in StaráLesná in 2009. This conference was prepared by JINR in collaboration with its Slovak partners. Another joint event took place that year in Bratislava – The Vth International School of Nuclear Physics Methods of Radiobiology and Medicine.

Young JINR employees, LRB – participants of V International Summer School “Nuclear Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine”, Bratislava

Every year, theoretical physicists from Dubna take part in a small trilateral conference on theoretical physics in Slovakia. Year 2010 was not an exception.

  • Sergey N. Dmitriev
    Manager, JINR contacts with the Slovak Republic, Director of 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 Slovakia 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 is maintained considering 3 themes
  • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
    Cooperation is maintained considering 15 themes
  • Nuclear physics
    Cooperation is maintained considering 4 themes
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
    Cooperation is maintained considering 4 themes
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics
    Cooperation is maintained considering 2 themes
  • Educational Programme
    Cooperation is maintained considering 1 theme
Plenipotentiary representative

The Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Slovak Republic from 1993 to the present day is Stanislav Dubnička, vice-president of Physics Institute Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava).

Stanislav Dubnička, physicist, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Doctor natural science, was born on 7 September 1942. He graduated from Komenski University in Bratislava (1966), defended doctoral dissertation in JINR (1989). In 1966 he was awarded an Order of Friendship in Russia.

The theme of major research works

Phenomenology of elementary particles, electromagnetic hadron structure, hypothesis of conservation of vector current in respect to description of tau-decay and processes of antineutrino-electronical annihilation in hadrons, anomalous magnetic moments of charged leptons. The Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Slovakia in JINR from 1993 to the present day.

Members of the JINR Scientific Council

Anna Dubničková, Professor, Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics, Comenius University, and Michal Hnatič, Professor, Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Košice, Slovakia); Deputy Director, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia), are members of the JINR Scientific Council to present day.

Members of the Scientific Council from the Slovak Republic since 1993 were:


    1993
  • Kliman Ian, Senior Researcher, Director of a department of the Physical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava;
  • Lanik Joseph, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, Director of the Physical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava;
  • Štefan Šaro, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor of the Comenius university in Bratislava;

  • 1994 – 2002
  • Štefan Šaro, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor of the Comenius university in Bratislava;

  • 2003 – 2013
  • Štefan Šaro, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor of the Comenius university in Bratislava;
  • Jan Ružička, Acting Director of the Cyclotron Centre, Bratislava (since 2003), Chairman Advisor of Administration for Standardization, Metrology and Testing of Slovakia, Bratislava;

  • 2018 – present day
  • Anna Dubničková, Professor, Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics, Comenius University ;
  • Michal Hnatič, Professor, Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Košice, Slovakia); Deputy Director, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia).
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.

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.

National Holidays
  • Day of Creation of the Republic of Slovakia – 1 January;
  • St. Kirill’s and St. Methodius Day – 5 July;
  • Day of Slovak National Uprising – 29 August;
  • Day of Constitution of the Slovak Republic – 1 September;
  • Day of Fight for Freedom and Democracy – 17 November.
Events

Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the Russian Federation:

Russian Embassy in the Slovak Republic: