NICA Days 2023 – unique chance for students and postgraduates to join NICA Project

News, 28 September 2023

On 2-3 October 2023, the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia, hosts the NICA Days 2023 International School. The School is held in a mixed format. To join the event via Zoom, it is enough to register for it. The School is intended for students and postgraduates interested in physics of relativistic heavy ion collisions and the design and development of detectors and equipment for megascience experiments. The School is mainly organized to stimulate interest in the NICA Project among young scientists and attract new scientific and engineering personnel.

Leading scientists, participants of the NICA Megascience Project will deliver sixteen lectures to postgraduates and students, presenting a brief overview of the status of the project, discussing the physical programme of the BM@N, MPD, and SPD experiments, as well as the ARIADNA programme for applied research. Among other things, speakers will review physics phenomena commonly studied in heavy-ion collisions and experimental techniques used to measure the signals interesting for physicists.

The programme of the School can be found via the link. The working language of the event is English. To listen to lectures, including online ones, it is required to register for the event.

The School precedes the 12th Collaboration Meeting of the MPD Experiment, which will take place in Belgrade on 4 – 6 October. Both events are held in a hybrid format.

The NICA (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAсility) Project is implemented at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna. NICA is a large accelerator complex with several megascience experimental facilities designed to study collisions of relativistic nuclei, as well as spin physics.

BM@N (Baryonic Matter at Nuclotron) is a fixed target experiment. Its participants have already conducted several technological and one physical runs using beams of various nuclei. At present, they are analysing collected physical data.

The NICA Collider and the MPD (Multi-Purpose Detector) Experimental Facility are at the final stage of their construction. It is expected that specialists will obtain the first heavy ion beams at the collider and the first experimental results at the MPD Facility in 2025.

The SPD (Spin Physics Detector) Experiment at the NICA Collider is under development and design.

The construction of extracted channels for applied research within the ARIADNA project is being completed.