President of Armenian Academy of Sciences visited JINR

News, 20 January 2022

Within the programme of the visit, which took place on 18 January, President of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the Republic of Armenia Ashot Sagyan met with leaders of the Institute headed by Director Grigory Trubnikov. At the meeting, Ashot Sagyan proposed drafting a roadmap on the development of cooperation between NAS institutes and JINR, as well as expressed interest in holding internships for young scientists from Armenia at JINR and the creation of a network model of student training.

Participants of the meeting noted along-standing efficient cooperation between Armenia and JINR, as well as outlined prospects for its enhancement. One of the bright examples of joint activities is the creation of precision laser inclinometers for the observatory in Garni (Armenia). Moreover, active joint works of scientists from Armenia are underway with the Laboratory of Information Technologies.

“Throughout the history of the Institute, there have been stable and strong relations between JINR and the Republic of Armenia. The cooperation of JINR with the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia has a reliable foundation. Our organisation is interested to enhance contacts with the NAS of Armenia and its institutes, as well as with scientific and educational institutions of the country,” RAS Academician Grigory Trubnikov highlighted.

“Armenia now aims to deepen international cooperation. It is necessary to strengthen links with Russian scientific institutes and with JINR as an intergovernmental organisation located there,” President of the NAS of Armenia Ashot Sagyan noted. According to Academician Sagyan, one of the promising fields for scientific cooperation is selective membranes for antiviral applications, which are being developed in JINR by the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions. The parties paid special attention to the discussion of prospects for extending the range of subject areas of joint scientific research, in particular, in the fields of life sciences and bioinformatics. There was also a proposal to participate more actively in bilateral RSF-Armenia programmes.

At the same time, broad prospects for deepening cooperation in the fields of education were outlined, in particular, in the direction of organising internships for Armenian scientific youth at JINR. The readiness of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia to join the organisation of online training of students was indicated.

Following the meeting, the parties agreed to draft a comprehensive roadmap on the development of cooperation.

Within the rich excursion programme at the JINR laboratories, Academician Sagyan got acquainted with the NICA mega-science project and the factory of superconducting magnets in VBLHEP, visited the Superheavy Element Factory in FLNR, where he also met with Academician Yuri Oganessian, and learned about the directions of scientific research of the Laboratory of Radiation Biology.

Photos by Elena Puzynina