24th JEMS Training Programme starts

News, 11 March 2024

On 11 March, a regular international training programme for administrative and scientific personnel (JEMS-24) began at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. The JEMS programme is designed to provide participants with a broad overview of the various fields of activity of the Joint Institute in the shortest period of time possible – 5 days.

The 24th JEMS is attended by leaders of various ranks and cooperation coordinators of the Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, the Institute for Nuclear Problems of Belarusian State University, the Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Far Eastern Federal University, Voronezh, Smolensk, and Tver State Universities, as well as the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Over the course of five days, the participants will visit all seven laboratories of the Joint Institute, get acquainted with its flagship projects, and meet with leading scientists. In addition to visiting the research infrastructure of the laboratories, the programme includes lectures on selected scientific areas of the Institute, the history of JINR, the Institute’s international cooperation, educational programmes, and social infrastructure.

The training course started at the JINR Visit Centre with a lecture “JINR: a brief overview” by Director of the JINR University Centre Dmitry Kamanin. Apart from that, on the first day, participants visited the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions at JINR, where they learned more about the “heart” of the Superheavy Element Factory, the DC-280 Cyclotron. At the Laboratory of High Energy Physics, the participants will be introduced to the NICA Megascience Project and visit the Accelerator Complex and the factory of superconducting magnets. The first day will conclude with a meeting with representatives of the JINR Directorate, where the participants will present their work plans as part of the JEMS programme at JINR and share their first impressions of visiting the Institute.

Additionally, the training programme includes a visit to the FLNR Nanocentre and the Govorun Supercomputer in the Laboratory of Information Technologies. In the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, the participants will get acquainted with the underwater Baikal-GVD neutrino telescope and visit the Phasotron and the proton therapy complex. Apart from that, the JEMS-24 programme includes a visit to the JINR Basic Facilities multimedia exhibition and a Dubna sightseeing excursion.

A meeting with JINR representatives is scheduled on Wednesday. The participants will consider issues of personnel training for large scientific projects. The results of JEMS-24 will be summarised on 15 March at a round table with the JINR Directorate, where the participants will share and discuss their experience with the programme.