PLI was presented in Uzbekistan
News, 21 February 2020
At the end of January 2020, staff members of the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems JINR M. V. Lyablin and A. M. Artikov visited Tashkent on the invitation of President of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan B. S. Yuldashev to present the Precision Laser Inclinometer (PLI).
The seminar presentation of the PLI took place in the Institute of Seismology named after G. A. Mavlyanov of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. M. V. Lyablin made the report “New methods for registration of microseismic oscillations”. A unique sensitivity of the PLI and its ability to register low-frequency angular movements of the earth’s surface were noted. The crucial importance of using the device together with well-known methods of earthquake prediction was highlighted.
This was especially relevant to present this information in the Institute of Seismology as far as it was established after the famous destructive Tashkent earthquake of 1966. It was the first in the world institute specialized in seismology. The foundation of it allowed concentrating and expanding thematic and material-technical base of seismological research in Uzbekistan.
After the seminar, there was a meeting with B. S. Yuldashev at which the Uzbek party expressed its great interest in the application of the PLI for earthquake forecasting. It was decided to send two employees to JINR for training in using the PLI and its further maintenance in seismic laboratories of Uzbekistan.
It should be reminded that in 2019, on the initiative of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh. M. Mirziyoyev, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan decided to restore the full membership in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Full membership of Uzbekistan in JINR will allow developing cooperation, including on this topic, as well as exchange of scientific visits and instruments.