A Visit of the Atomic Energy Commission of Vietnam to JINR

News, 16 August 2011

On 11 August 2011 a delegation of the Vietnamese Atomic Energy Commission headed by VINATOM President Prof. Vuong Huu Tan visited JINR. The delegation was also represented by Head of VINATOM International Cooperation Department Dr. Nguyen Manh Hung, Head of the Radiation Safety Department Dr. Le Quang Hiep and Third Secretary of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Russian Federation Pham Tuan Anh. On the JINR side were Acting Director M.G.Itkis, Head of International Cooperation Department D.V.Kamanin, Assistant Director of Innovation Projects of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems E.M.Syresin, the Leader of Vietnamese national group in JINR Nguyen Manh Shat and the member of the protocol group of International Cooperation Department O.M.Korotchik.

The meeting started with the discussion of the main directions of JINR-VINATOM cooperation. The problem of nuclear specialists’ education appeared in connection with the plan of VINATOM to construct the first atomic power plant in the country. It was decided that 20 young scientists from Vietnam start their practice in JINR soon.

The development of collaboration in the sphere of cyclotron facilities was particularly discussed during the meeting. In order to analyze the possibilities of aiding the Vietnamese colleagues in scientific and practical application of the cyclotron C30 IBA, as well as to discuss the ways of collaboration in the sphere of proton therapy, the Engineering Manager of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems M.Yu.Kazarin will go on a business trip to Vietnam.

During the visit to the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems the delegation got an opportunity to get acquainted with the cyclotron IBA and the proton therapy facilities. They also visited the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions and the Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics where the NICA project was shown to them. VINATOM President Prof. Vuong Huu Tan mentioned that the cooperation with JINR played an important role in the development of Vietnamese science and voiced the hope for the further close collaboration, especially in the sphere of education of young specialists.