Socialist Republic of Vietnam

General information on collaboration

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been a JINR Member State since 1956. Vietnam’s participation in JINR projects has played a key role in the development of science in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Many Vietnamese physicists studied in Dubna scientific school over the years. Nguyễn Đình from Hanoi was among the first experts of the international centre. Nguyễn Dinh successfully defended his dissertation in Dubna and returned to Vietnam as a highly skilled expert, which led him to the position of Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Physics of the Hanoi University. He later became Minister of Higher Education of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (he visited Dubna in this position in 1976) and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of the SRV. Academician Nguyễn Văn Hiệu, one of Academician N.N. Bogoliubov’s students, is a symbol of JINR-SRV collaboration. Nguyễn Văn Hiệu is President of the National Centre of Science and Technology of SRV. For many years, he has been a Plenipotentiary Representative of Vietnam at JINR and a member of the JINR Scientific Council. He was the first Vietnamese theoretical physicists in JINR in the 1950s – early 1960s.

Vietnamese scientists, JINR students, are now playing a significant role in national research institutes in Hanoi and other cities in Vietnam. For this reason, collaboration with JINR has always been a key issue of foreign policy of the Academy of Sciences and Technology of Vietnam. Both fundamental research and applied developments are important for development of science and Vietnamese economy. A top-priority goal for this is to train young specialists in the fields of nuclear physics research, protection of environment and radiochemistry, as well as information technologies.

Over the past few years, collaboration of JINR and scientific institutions of Vietnam has become remarkably active, especially with Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technologies (VAST). A JINR delegation headed by JINR Vice Director professor M.G. Itkis visited Vietnam on the invitation of VAST President professor Chao Văn Minh. Both sides highlighted the importance of widening cooperation with JINR at the official meeting with president of the Academy of Science and Technology. Reasonability of building a joint JINR-VAST International Centre in Nha Trang for advanced research on nanotechnology was discussed.

Next step of the negotiations was the signing on 8 September 2008 the “Letter of intent to build the International Centre for Advanced Research” in Nha Trang with a focus on nanotechnologies and information technologies.

Vietnamese experts participate in JINR projects on topics related to computing, condensed matter physics, synthesis and study of nuclei properties on the borders of stability as well as in educational programmes. Vietnamese physicists lead by Nguyễn Văn Hiệu continue to be in touch with researchers from Dubna. JINR scientists visit Vietnam to attend conferences organized by Vietnamese colleagues. Professor JINR Chief Scientific Secretary N. Russakovich attended the International Business Conference for Material Engineering and Nanotechnologies of Scientists and Experts of the Asian Region. The Conference took place in Nha Trang on 15 – 20 September 2008. N. Russakovich presented a special report “JINR – a centre of international cooperation”.

In September 2010, delegation of the JINR Directorate lead by JINR Vice Director R. Lednický and JINR Chief Scientific Secretary N. Russakovich visited Vietnam. As a result of this meeting, the memorandum on understanding between the Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technologies and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Researches and the agreement with the Vietnamese Atomic Energy Commission were signed.

In recent years, due to the economic situation, the number of Vietnamese experts at JINR laboratories has been extremely limited. Nguyễn Manh Shath is the only employee who has been working as a Plenipotentiary Representative of Vietnam at JINR. He has greatly contributed to maintaining cooperation between JINR and Vietnam. Nowadays, 15 Vietnamese experts work at JINR laboratories.

Contacts

  • Profesor Nikolai Artemievich Rusakovich
    Manager, JINR contacts with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Chief JINR Scientific Secretary

  • +7 (49621) 6-59-40
    +7 (49621) 6-22-21

  • main@jinr.ru

Scientific Themes and Projects

The scientists of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam 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
    “Theory of fundamental ineractions”
    Leaders: D.I. Kazakov, O.V. Teriaev, A.B. Arbuzov (LTP),
    from the part of Vietnam: Nguyễn Văn Hiệu(IP VAST);

    “Theory of condensed matters”
    leaders: V.A. Osipov, A.M. Povolotski (LTP),
    from the part of Vietnam: Nguyễn Văn Hiệu (IMS VAST);

    “Dubna International school of modern theoretical physics (DIAS-TH)’,
    leaders: S.A. Sorin, V.V. Voronov (LTP),
    from the part of Vietnam: Nguyễn Văn Hiệu (IP VAST);
  • Nuclear physics
    “Synthesis and Properties of Superheavy Elements, Structure of Nuclei at the Limits of Nucleon Stability”
    leader: M.G. Itkis
    from the part of Vietnam: Le Hong Khiem (IOP VAST);

    “Researches in neutron nuclear physics field”
    leader: V.N. Shvetsov,
    from the part of Vietnam: Pham Dinh Khang (VNU), Le Hong Khiem (IOP VAST).
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
    “Investigations of Condensed Matter by Modern Neutron Scattering Methods”,
    leaders; D.P. Koslenko, V.L. Aksenov, A.M. Balagurov,
    from the part of Vietnam:L.H. Khiem (IOP VAST), H.T. Dhang (DTU);

    “Radiation Physics, Radiochemistry, and Nanotechnology Investigations Using Beams of Accelerated Heavy Ions”,
    leaders; S.N. Dmitriev, P.Yu. Apel
    from the part of Vietnam: T.Tranduk (IOP VAST).
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics
    “Methods, algorithms and software for physical system modelling, mathematical processing and analysis of experimental data”
    Leaders: G. Adam, P.V. Zrelov (LIT),
    from the part of Vietnam: Nguyễn Văn Hiệu (VNU).
  • Educational Programme
    “Organization, Support and Development of the JINR Educational Programme”,
    leader: V.A. Matveev, S.Z. Pakuliak,
    from the part of Vietnam: Nguyễn Văn Hiệu (VNU)
Plenipotentiary representative

Le Hong Khiem, Director of the Institute of Physics of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, is Plenipotentiary representative of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in JINR at present.

Participants on behalf of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at Sessions of the Committee of Plenipotentiaries of JINR Member States were:


    2001 – 2002
  • Nguyen Thanh Nghi, Assistant to President of the Vietnamese National Centre for Science and Technologies;

  • 2003 – 2004
  • Tran Duc Thiep, professor, Director of the Centre of Nuclear Physics of the Vietnamese National Centre for Science and Technologies;

  • 2006
  • Nguyen Khoa Sean, professor, Vice President of the Academy of Sciences and Technologies of Vietnam;

  • 2007 – 2008
  • Nguyen Manh Shat, a Leading Researcher of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of JINR;

  • 2009
  • Pham Trung Phuoc, First Secretary, Attache on science and technologies of the Vietnamese Ambassy in the RF;

  • 2010
  • Nguyen Manh Shat, a Leading Researcher of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of JINR and Nguyen Hong Quang, Vice Director of the Institute of Physics of the Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technologies;

  • 2010 – 2013
  • Nguyen Van Hieu, Chief Researcher of the Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technologies;

  • 2013 – present day
  • Le Hong Khiem, Director of the Institute of Physics of the Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technologies.
Members of the Scientific Council

Tran Duc Thiep, Chief Researcher, Institute of Physics of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, is now a Member of the JINR Scientific Council from Vietnam.

Nguyễn Văn Hiệu and Nguyễn Manh Shat have been members of the Scientific Council since 2000.

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.

Many employees, when they come from member states, do not know the Russian Language, and for such employees JINR creates courses of the Russian language. Heads of national groups help them in it.

  • Nguen Van Tiep, engineer, Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions

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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. At present 3 Vietnamese experts work in the Institute.

National Holidays

The main national holiday in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is:

Day of Independence – 2 September (2 September 1945).

Holidays:

  • New Year – 1 January;
  • Day of the Liberation of South Vietnam – 30 April;
  • Tết (Lunar New Year) – in end of January beginning of February.
Events

Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the Russian Federation:

Russian Embassy in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: