RSF launched virtual tours of JINR

Media, 08 February 2022

On 8 February, on the Day of Russian Science, the Joint Institute joined the Science 360° project of the Russian Science Foundation. It provides video excursions on the website presenting research conducted by JINR with the support of RSF grants, as well as allows meeting scientists engaged in them.

Employees of the Institute supported by the Russian Science Foundation measure parameters of “illusive” neutrinos, study materials for new-generation accumulators, as well as construct supersymmetric models that will be then used in the creation of the quantum gravity theory. The new virtual tour of the RSF project will allow you to “visit” the Institute’s laboratories, learn how complicated experiments are conducted, and meet scientists. The tour is a part of the large-scale multimedia RSF project “360° Science”. Visits to the laboratories are available on a special website launched in the Year of Science and Technology in Russia with the information support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia.

“Within the excursion, you will visit the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, one of the world-largest institutions of theoretical physics. You will see how scientists test super sensitive photodetectors in the “Dark room” and “Green Laboratory”, monitor signals at the neutrino detector in the Remote Operation Centre of the NOvA experiment in the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems. You will visit the Multifunctional Information and Computing Complex in the Laboratory of Information Technologies, as well as learn how the Laboratory of Neutron Physics carries out neutron and diffraction experiments. JINR employees will tell you about research supported by RSF grants and explain how experiments are held,” this is how the project’s creators presented the tour of JINR.

The 360° Science project by the Russian Science Foundation acquaint everyone interested with scientific laboratories of leading universities and research institutes of Russia. A virtual tour is a set of spheric panoramic photos of laboratories. Tours allow users to move around rooms, look closer at equipment and particular elements of rooms, learn about them using texts, sounds, and videos. This format makes it possible to present information in a vivid and clear way. Now, there are already tours of MSU, SPBU, the Institute of Cytology RAS (St. Petersburg), the Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, the Mathematical Institute RAS, the Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS, the Institute of Oceanology RAS, the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, the Institute of Molecular Biology RAS, the Nikita Botanic Garden, Kurchatov Synchrotron Radiation Source, and the Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS.