Young researcher of VBLHEP takes part in Vyzov project on TNT channel

News, 07 October 2022

Vladislav Shalaev, a researcher of the Laboratory of High Energy Physics JINR took part in Vyzov, a new project on the TNT channel. The large-scale TV project, the premiere of which is set on 15 October 2022, will unite promising young scientists and talented artists with popular bloggers, actors, and athletes. They will collectively take part in intellectual and sports competitions to get the main prize.

A VBLHEP junior researcher Vladislav Shalaev studies the spatial distributions of particles in proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. The 27-year-old scientist performs this task within a big project to study the spatial characteristics of muons in the Drell-Yan process in the CMS experiment at the LHC at CERN.

“Taking part in a TV show is a rare chance. People remember such adventures for their whole life and tell their children about them. Previously, I have not had a chance to communicate with media personalities. This time, I managed to be behind the scenes of the TV show. It is a new area of knowledge for me. Being a researcher by occupation and vocation, it was very interesting for me to be involved in it. Our team consisted of not only young scientists, but also people who had achieved success in other fields such as literature, music, chess, and even e-sports,” Vladislav Shalaev shared his impressions.

Vladislav joined JINR while being at his pre-graduation practice as a student of Dubna State University. Having defended his bachelor’s and master’s theses on his work at VBLHEP, he started his career path at JINR in 2016. “Although our Institute is an international organization where you meet people of various nationalities and cultures every day, communication during the TV project aroused great interest and for me became a new way of cultural exchange, so to speak,” the young scientist noted. According to Vladislav, participants of the show became friends during the filming and still keep in touch. “I hope that the Vyzov project will help show the audience what scientists can do and inspire people to learn more about colliders, crystallography, nanotechnologies, and other scientific directions,” he said.

The filming of the TV project took place in Karelia, a region of Russia with unique nature, culture, and history. The hosts of the TV show were Dmitry Guberniev and Natalia Popova.

According to creators of the TV project, Vyzov is a cross section of today’s generation of youth. The project has united people who will move science forward.