Dear friends! You are reading the last post of our Friday Column “The 20th century. Everyday life of a researcher” created to celebrate the 65th anniversary of our Institute.

We intended not only to recall some details of the JINR history in the hearty vacuum-valve era before smartphones and video conferences but also to introduce to you some of the objects from the Museum-Study of Bruno Pontecorvo which the great physicist used in his everyday life.

The Museum-Study is located on the closed JINR site, and to visit it is not an easy task. However, we have the good news for you! An exhibition at the JINR Museum of Science and Technology — our joint project with the Museum — will open soon, and you will have the chance to see some of these items. We will tell you the opening date later.


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A wealth of objects from everyday working life of a researcher of the 20th century is collected at the Museum. You already saw some of them in the photos in our column. Items of interest will be displayed in new convenient showcases. One part of them will be specially brought to the exhibition, and another part will be provided by the Museum-Study of Bruno Pontecorvo.

You can find all previous Friday Column texts here:

We finish the column but not our flashbacks!

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