On 29 October at 17:00 the lecture “Memory and Learning: How It Works” will be given by Asya Kazantseva at the Blokhintsev Universal Library with support from DLNP.
A popular science journalist Asya Kazantseva will speak about the latest achievements in neurobiology and experimental psychology. What allows memorizing more information? Is it possible to get rid of fears? Why is the seashell an ideal object for studying memory mechanisms?
In the past decades, neurobiologists have seriously advanced in understanding processes that occur in the brain as one learns new information. They can already rewrite memories in the experiments on rats and dim emotions of the past in volunteers. At what moment can people recall everything and is it necessary? What techniques are even now able to improve preparation for seminars, lectures, and exams?
“Precision measurement of the mixing angle 𝜽13 and mass splitting ∆𝒎𝟑2𝟐 and the first investigation of neutrino coherence in the Daya Bay experiment”
Authors: M.O. Gonchar, Yu.A. Gornushkin, M.A. Dolgareva, D.V. Naumov, E.A. Naumova, D. Taichenachev, A.V. Chukanov, K.A. Treskov, A.G. Olshevsky, and I.B. Nemchenok.
“Search for new physics in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC”
Authors: V.A. Bednyakov, I.V. Eletskikh, M.V. Chizhov, and E.V. Khramov
“Preparation and performance of neutrino oscillation measurements in the NOvA experiment”
Authors: N.V. Anfimov, A.I. Antoshkin, N.A. Balashov, A.E. Bolshakova, I.D. Kakorin, L.D. Kolupaeva, C.T. Kullenberg, V.A. Naumov, A.G. Olshevsky, O.N. Petrova, O.B. Samoilov, A.S. Sheshukov, and A.P. Sotnikov
The first Micromegas readout panel for the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer upgrade has been successfuly assembled at the JINR production site. The production site has been set up specially for this work in the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems and comprises a clean room and assembly equipment. The Micromegas technology allows to construct the advanced micropattern gaseous particle detectors. This technology did not exist at JINR until now.
JINR takes part in the mass production of Micromegas chambers to construct New Small Wheels of the ATLAS detector in scope of the ATLAS upgrade for the High Luminosity LHC run. NSW will replace already existing forward muon-tracking detectors, which won't be able to cope with the high background rate during Run-3. The production site at the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems should produce and test 64 two-sided readout panels for the outer part of the NSW Large Sectors. The area of each panel is about 3 m2. Being assembled with the drift panels produced at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, these panels will be used to produce 32 Micromegas quadruplets, which should be tested and shipped to CERN. This work also will be done at JINR.
Mass production at the DLNP site should start in July 2017. The schedule is very tight: all Micromegas chambers should be produced during 22 months. The chambers are expected to be installed in the ATLAS cavern in 2019.
A message came from the Baikal ice that a new cluster was installed in the Baikal deep underwater neutrino detector. Photo: heroes of the year 2017, the Baikal neutrino telescope team.
Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe? The reason might be hidden in the neutrino nature: one of the preferred theoretical models assumes that these elementary particles are identical with their own anti-particles. This in turn would lead to an extremely rare nuclear decay process, the neutrinoless double-beta decay (0nββ). The experiment GERDA now has reached a most important improvement in the search for 0nββ decay by reducing the disturbances (background) to an unprecedented low level making it the first “background-free” experiment in the field. This achievement is reported in the recent Nature article appearing April 6th, 2017 (doi:10.1038/nature21717).
Zinovi Vladimirovich KRUMSHTEIN
29.03.1942 – 23.02.2017
Zinovi Vladimirovich Krumshtein, head of the Methodological Research Sector, Division of Elementary Particle Physics, DLNP, died on 23 February 2017.
A regular Daya Bay Collaboration Workshop was held on 7-11 December 2016.