Vice-President of Cuban Academy of Sciences, “JINR expands scientific interests, considering modern trends in science”
News, 05 May 2023
On 4 May, Vice-President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences Carlos de Jesús Rodríguez-Castellanos visited the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. He got acquainted with the JINR scientific infrastructure and met with representatives of the Cuban community.
The “JINR Basic Facilities” exhibition at the JINR Cultural Centre “Mir” was the first destination of the Vice-President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences during his visit to Dubna. Carlos de Jesús Rodríguez-Castellanos visited the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, where he learned more about the DC-280 Cyclotron and attended the Nanocentre. The visit continued with a meeting with JINR representatives at the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics. In addition, Vice-President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences went on excursion to the sights of Dubna. The programme of the visit was concluded with a meeting with the representatives of the Cuban community.
Carlos de Jesús Rodríguez-Castellanos shared the impressions of his visit to JINR. “The work at JINR has broadened my experience, which has been helping me for many years. Dubna has grown a lot since the last time I was there. It gets better, develops, and continues to carry the title of a city of advanced science. Therefore, the purpose of my visit was to find opportunities to deepen the cooperation of Cuban scientists with the Joint Institute and the participation of young Cuban researchers in JINR projects. Another aim was to meet my compatriots, who are already working here. I have visited several laboratories and I see a significant progress in their development. The Institute expands its scientific interests, considering modern trends in science and combining fundamental and applied research. Such an approach and JINR projects make it an advanced scientific centre”. In 1977-1982, Carlos de Jesús Rodríguez-Castellanos worked at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and became the first Cuban scientist to defend a doctoral degree at JINR.