On 20–24 September 2018, the first visit of the JINR delegation to Kamchatka took place. D.V. Naumov and I.P. Ivanov (DLNP, JINR) negotiated establishment of scientific and education cooperation with the Kamchatka Krai.
The first practical step could be a new Kamchatka School on Particle Physics and Astrophysics in the autumn 2019, an analogue to the Baikal School that proved to be utterly successful.
In the Kamchatka State University named after Vitus Bering and in the children’s physico-mathematical school the guests from JINR gave talks on the JINR research and education programmes, Baikal Neutrino Telescope, and discovery of gravitational waves.
The members of the delegation conducted fruitful negotiations with the KamSU rectorate, IKIR directorate (http://www.ikir.ru/ru/About), staff members of the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and representatives of supplementary education for gifted schoolchildren.
Other forms of the emerging cooperation were discussed. The guests enjoyed warm welcome and hospitality. The proposed cooperation aroused lively interest of the “kamchadals”.