Today, the All-Russian Science Festival NAUKA0+ has opened in Moscow and will continue till 14 October. This 13th festival will be the largest of all previous ones. The festival is intended for a very wide audience and aimed at explaining in lay language what scientists do, how scientific research improves quality of life, and what prospects it opens up.
The main events will be held in the Fundamental Library and Shuvalov Building of Moscow State University and in the Expo Centre in Krasnaya Presnya. The JINR exposition in the Fundamental Library includes two mock-ups from our laboratory: the DLNP Medico-Technical Complex (JINR MTC) for proton therapy of tumours and the deep water neutrino telescope for the Baikal experiment.
The COMPASS facility using the secondary beam of CERN’s SPS is a universal tool for testing basic principles of QCD in the low-energy region. For example, it allowed charged pion polarizabilities to be measured with the world’s highest accuracy in the radiative scattering of the beam pion with the momentum of 190 GeV/c in the Coulomb field of the target nucleus.
Igor Boiko reviewed the current status of the experimental and theoretical determination of the anomalous muon magnetic moment and spoke about the possibility of further increasing its determination accuracy.
The International Workshop on Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescopes (VLVnT-2018) will continue at the JINR International Conference Hall until 4 October 2018.
Current schedule of the workshop. Everyone who is interested in cosmic rays, neutrino oscillations, neutrino astronomy, and dark matter research and is invited. Topical problems of oceanology, limnology, and glaciology will be discussed at the workshop.
On 1–4 October 2018, the International Workshop on Very Large Neutrino Telescopes VLVnT-2018 will be held at the JINR International Conference Hall.
The preliminary programme is available on the conference site.
Everyone interested is invited!
Renat Sadykov speaks about his general laboratory seminar on the theoretical support of experiments at high-energy colliders.
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.
Another seminar was held within the JINR Summer Student Programme today. Dmitry Selivanov (St. Petersburg State University, supervisors Konstantin Treskov and Maksim Gonchar) spoke about the reconstruction of the primary interaction vertex in the JUNO central detector using neural networks. Two methods for solution of this problem are proposed, one using a convolutional neural network and the other using a direct-propagation neural network.