A traditional understanding of Latin phrases is not always quite correct. An example is the phrase “mens sana in corpore sano” considered to mean “a sound mind in a sound body”. Taken from Juvenal’s satire, it turns out to be quoted out of context and in no way means that the one who maintains bodily health thus maintains one’s mental health.
The first meeting of the working group for development of the JINR development strategy till 2030 in particle physics
The working group for particle physics held its first meeting to discuss the JINR development strategy till 2030. The participants were V.A. Bednyakov, D.V. Naumov, N.A. Russakovich, A.B. Arbuzov, Marek Drzebabek (Poland), and Eliezer Rabinovich (Israel).
In the Oval Room, Viktor Vasilievich Katrasev, Chairman of the Public Chamber of Dubna, met with the DLNP staff.He spoke about the working priorities of the Public Chamber, such as the public control of activities within the Socio-Economic Development Strategy for the science town of Dubna in 2017–2026, implementation of the programme for repair of stairwells in apartment houses and overall improvements of yards, and organization of public discussions of socially important issues and projects, and answered the questions of those present.
Two new numerically controlled machine tools manufactured by the Haas Automation company are set in the DLNP workshop, and their pre-starting procedure is under way. How long have we been waiting for that renewal of our decades’ old machine tool stock! More photos here and here.
On 11 August, Denis Uzhva from St. Petersburg State University, the first of the students who came to JINR within the Summer Student Programme, completed his practical training. The trainings within the Summer Student Programme are six to eight weeks long. Students come to JINR until September for a period agreed upon with their scientific supervisors from JINR, but the traditional beginning is in June.
The LAV Productions company completes shooting the Technogenics programme for the Discovery Russia Channel, in which one of the episodes is about the Baksan Neutrino Observatory. The shooting team visited our laboratory to learn about the prospects for neutrino studies in Russia and in the world. More photos are here.
July 30, 2018 marks the 80th birthday of Gil Brunovich Pontecorvo, Advisor to the Directorate of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems.
The DLNP Directorate, colleagues, and friends heartily wish Gil Pontecorvo happy birthday, advances in his researches, good health, happiness, and inexhaustible optimism!
Gil Pontecorvo has been working at the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems since 1962, and over that time he participated in quite a few scientific and methodological researches that yielded important physical results. He is one of the leading specialists in development and usage of streamer chambers.
Today the young participants in the medical section of the Summer School scientific educational project visited the DLNP Medico-Technical Complex (MTC). Sergei Vasil’evich Shvidkii told the young visitors about the history of the MTC, proton therapy, and prospects for development of the Proton Radiotherapy Center in Dubna.
At present, up to 100 patients a year are given proton treatment sessions 26–28 weeks long at the MTC. Dubna holds the leading position in precision proton radiotherapy in Russia because since 1999 the method of 3D conformal proton treatment in which the dose distribution matches the target shape to within millimetreshas been implemented and successfully used here to treat deep-seated tumours.