The workshop on the JUNO Top Tracker at DLNP entered its second day. JINR has been participating in the JUNO collaboration for about three years. In 2020, the reactor neutrino experiment is to be launched in China. Now the construction of the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory is well under way 150 km away from Hong Kong. The experimental hall will be 700 m underground. The detector filled with 20 000 t of liquid scintillator will be viewed by about 18 000 photomultiplier tubes 20 in. in diameter and 25 000 photomultiplier tubes 3 in. in diameter to detect scintillation light resulting from antineutrino interactions in the detector. The main goal of the experiment is to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy by precision measurement of neutrino oscillations.
Lecture “DLNP Science and Technology Programme” by D.V. Naumov for trainees from the JINR Member States
On 19 April 2018, Dmitri Vadimovich Naumov gave the lecture “DLNP Science and Technology Programme” in the DLNP conference hall for the trainees from the JINR Member States within the framework of the 6th International Practical Training “JINR Experience for the Member States and Partner States” (JEMS). The participants came from Vietnam (University of Dalat, Dalat Nuclear Research Centre), Italy (INFN), Cuba (Cuba’s Isotope Center), Russia (North-Ossetian State University, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys), and South Africa (IThemba LABS).
Seminar “Nanoworld of the genes and the genome before and after the radiation “blow” (100 rad = 1 Gy and more)” by Igor Donatovich Aleksandrov
Genetic effect of ionizing radiation on generative cells (gametes) is characterized not only by a diversity of observed changes in individual genes and the genome as a whole but also by the danger that these changes constitute for the coming generations.
The Using Particle Physics to Understand and Image the Earth is an initiative supported by the International School on Astroparticle Physics (ISAPP), a network including 36 institutions and doctorate schools having the mission of encouraging students exchanges and developing a joint education through the organization of Summer Schools and Summer Institutes in theoretical and experimental Astroparticle Physics.
Congratulations to the NOvA group, a winner of the competition for the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) grants!
On 2 April 2018, winners of the competition for grants in the priority area of RSF activities “Basic scientific research and exploratory scientific research conducted by small research teams” were announced. Among the winners is the DLNP research team headed by Prof. A.G. Olshevsky.
The project “Measurement of neutrino oscillations in the NOvA experiment” supposes participation in solution of fundamentally important problems, such as accurate determination of the neutrino oscillation parameters, determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy, and search for CP violation in the lepton sector.
The DLNP Directorate heartily congratulates the winners of the competition and wishes the team further success and achievements!
A regular winter expedition to Lake Baikal has come to an end. The first clusters are fully repaired. The third cluster is put into operation. All the work needed for installation of three clusters is done. This will allow 2–3 clusters to be installed during the next expeditions.
Igor Romanovich Boiko did a review of the currently projected electro–positron colliders and physical researches at them
The LHC experiments have yielded a great deal of results, the most remarkable of which is the discovery of the Higgs boson. Nevertheless, new experiments are needed to establish the most fundamental principles governing the structure of the Universe.
JINR Director V.A. Matveev and Vice-Director B.Yu. Sharkov visited the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, where they met with V.A. Bednyakov, D.V. Naumov, V.V. Glagolev, and A.A. Kul’kov. The guests were shown the operating mock-up of the Baikal Neutrino Telescope made by the DLNP staff members A.N. Borodin and D.V. Fedoseev. They also visited recently refurbished Building 4, where they assessed the quality of the refurbishment and got acquainted with new laboratories.
At the end of last week, an operating mock-up of the Baikal Neutrino Telescope made by the DLNP staff members A.N. Borodin and D.V. Fedoseev appeared in the vestibule of the DLNP Administrative Building.