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 foundation. Today, the Slovak Republic is one of the leading JINR Member States in terms of the amount of work accomplished. 13 scientific and technical, scientific and research as well as educational organisations of Slovakia are partners of JINR.

Slovak scientific centres – the Comenius University, the Institute of Physics SAS, the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, and P.I. Šafárik University in Kosice – have been JINR partners for many years. Joint projects with these scientific organisations are underway, and good working relationships are maintained. Research institutions in Slovakia have been working on building their experimental base in close collaboration with JINR. The heavy ion cyclotron with energy of 72 MeV (DC-72) was developed and produced by the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions for the Cyclotron Centre in Bratislava. Assistance in development of the technology of radioisotope production has also been provided used in nuclear medicine, and in establishing a laboratory for modification of polymeric materials based on this accelerator. Slovak experts from the Comenius University in Bratislava in their turn participate in the development and production of complex prototypes for radiotherapy using heavy ion beams of the Nuclotron-M in VBLHEP, under the supervision of such leading scientists as S. Dubnička, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of Slovakia, and I. Ružička, Member of the JINR Scientific Council.

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

Smolenice, Stará Lesná and Štrbské Pleso are small Slovak towns well-known among many JINR staff members as far as several JINR conferences on fission physics, relativistic nuclear physics and many international conferences on hadron structure and other international events took place here with traditional participation of representative delegations of JINR scientists. The JINR-CERN physics school (the VII European Physics School of High Energy) was also held in Slovakia.

The regular international conference on Relativistic nuclear physics from hundreds of MeV to TeV was held in Stará Lesná 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 staff members, LRB – participants of the 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. The year 2010 was not an exception.

  • Sergey N. Dmitriev
    Executive of the contacts with the Slovak Republic, Director of the 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: