A visit to JINR of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to RF

News, 20 June 2011

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to RF Mr. Ulrich Brandenburg, accompanied by a member of the Embassy Department of Science and Education Mr. Irek Suleimanov, visited JINR on 20 June 2011.

The main objective of the visit of the Ambassador was the acquaintance with the major directions of JINR activity and a discussion of efforts on further development of cooperation. JINR Acting Director M.G.Itkis welcomed the Ambassador at the JINR Directorate and briefly spoke about history of JINR and its major scientific tasks. Mr. Ulrich Brandenburg visited the Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics, where he was acquainted with the implementation of development of the new collider of heavy ions – the Nuclotron/NICA – and greeted a group of German schoolchildren from a physics study group in Berlin who came to Dubna for an annual educational excursion.

The spectrometer complex SCAT-EPSILON was shown to the Ambassador at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics. German specialists are involved in the development of the spectrometer complex in the frames of the JINR-BMBF agreement. At the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions the Ambassador was also acquainted with the cyclotron complex for tasks of fundamental and applied physics, in particular, the synthesis of superheavy elements, which is being held in close cooperation with colleagues from Darmstadt. The discussion between the Ambassador and JINR leaders was continued at the “Dubna” restaurant during dinner attended also by German staff members of JINR.