Conference “Actual Problems of Microworld Physics” taking place in Minsk

News, 28 August 2023

Today, on 28 August 2023, the 15th International School-Conference “The Actual Problems of Microworld Physics” started in Minsk, Belarus. Together with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, the Institute for Nuclear Problems of Belarusian State University and the B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus organized the event.

The event’s working programme began with a report by JINR Director RAS Academician Grigory Trubnikov. He spoke about the development of science at JINR, the current state, and plans for the future. In his report, Academician Trubnikov also noted that the current School, unlike the previous ones, has a wide thematic coverage concerning almost the entire JINR Topical Plan.

Among the JINR leaders, FLNR Scientific Leader Yuri Oganessian and his Deputy Mikhail Itkis, FLNR Director Sergey Sidorchuk will speak at the Conference in the Physics of Heavy Ions section. Vice-Director of the Institute Vladimir Kekelidze will speak about the challenges of the NICA Project, MLIT Director Sergey Shmatov will talk about physics beyond the Standard Model at the LHC. Head of the FLNP Department Alexander Belushkin and Adviser to the DLNP Directorate Nikolai Russakovich will deliver invited lectures.

The scientific programme of the event covers recent experimental results from world accelerator centres (CERN, JINR etc.), research programmes at future experiments (NICA, LHC, CEPC etc.), non-accelerator physics, astrophysics and cosmology (Baikal-GVD etc.), new trends in quantum field theory, radiobiology and nuclear medicine, nuclear electronics and detectors, new trends in materials engineering, data processing and facilities design.

The School-Conference is organized to provide specialists with a platform for presenting the latest results in the fields of science announced at the event, as well as for students and postgraduates to immerse themselves in the topics of the Conference. In addition, at the event, young scientists have the opportunity to present their scientific work as part of a poster session.

The current School-Conference continues the series of Gomel schools held in Belarus. It has already become traditional. The first School-Conference was organized in 1971.

The event will last until 3 September 2023. English and Russian are working languages of the School-Conference.