Richard Lednický turns 75

Organization, 14 October 2020

On 14 October, Vice-Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Richard Lednický turns 75.

R. Lednický started working at JINR in 1968 after graduating from Charles University in Prague and has been working at the Institute for 50 years now. He is one of the founders of and the internationally recognized leader in the fields of correlation femtoscopy, a method of research of space-time characteristics of multiple hadron production in hadron and nuclear processes based on the measurement of pulsed and spin correlations of both identical and non-identical particles.

R. Lednický is Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, he authored more than 600 scientific papers. R. Lednický is a laureate of three scientific prizes of JINR, the leader of the group of Czech specialists in the DIRAC collaboration at CERN, a member of the Science and Technology Councils of VBLHEP and JINR, a member of the NICA Executive Committee, an active organizer and participant of numerous scientific conferences and meetings.

In the frames of the STAR project at JINR, outstanding results have been achieved by him personally and under his supervision, which have become world-famous.

From 2001 to 2004, R. Lednický was Deputy Director of the Laboratory of Particle Physics; in 2005, 2007-2008, he was the LPP Acting Director.

Since 2006, Richard Lednický has been holding the post of a JINR Vice-Director. In this important position, he is responsible for the scientific policy of the Institute in the fields of high energy physics. He coordinates activities of the corresponding Programme Advisory Committee. With his active participation, there was a qualitative change in the Institute’s policy in this field that led to strengthening and development of the own experimental basis that allows conducting fundamental research at the world level. From 2017 to 2020, he was the Head of the Directorate of the mega-science project “NICA Complex”. He is a co-author of the Strategic Plan for the JINR development (the so-called “Roadmap”) and the current Seven-Year Plan for the Development of JINR 2017-2023.

For many years, R. Lednický has been supervising the activities on the modernization of general, social and engineering infrastructure of JINR and the JINR Central Procurement Commission.

In 2006, R. Lednický was awarded the “Thank you” badge of the Governor of the Moscow region for his contribution to the development of science and international scientific and technical cooperation. In 2011, he also received the state decoration of the Russian Federation “The Order of Friendship”.

In 2016, R. Lednický received a Certificate of Honour of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for his great contribution to the development of science and many years of conscientious work.

In 2016, R. Lednický was awarded a Certificate of Honour of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus for the contribution to the strengthening of scientific ties between organizations of Belarus and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

R. Lednický is an Honorary Doctor of the Czech Technical University.

The Institute’ Directorate congratulates Richard Lednický on his jubilee and wishes him success in his work, good health and happiness in his personal life.

V. A. Matveev, G. V. Trubnikov, S. N. Dmitriev,
V. D. Kekelidze, B. Yu. Sharkov, A. S. Sorin, B. N. Gikal,
Photo by Elena Puzynina