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Academician Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian has shared his memories about Aleksei Alekseevich Tyapkin.

— In 1953, after my third year at MEPhI, I was sent to the Hydroengineering Laboratory, a secret physics laboratory in Dubna, to get some work experience. I was trained at the Sector of Mikhail Silych Kozodaev, in the group of Aleksei Alekseevich Tyapkin. He was my supervisor. Since that time and till his last days, we were in such relations – he is my supervisor, I am his student (laughing).

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Today, it is the 95th birthday of a renowned scientist, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (ASU), Sergey Mikhailovich Polikanov.

In 1950, after graduating from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, S. M. Polikanov started his career at the Institute of Atomic Energy where he worked under the guidance of G. M. Flerov. Since 1957, the scientist continued working with G. M. Flerov at the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

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The leading researcher of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems G. A. Chelkov has shared his memories about Aleksei Alekseevich Tyapkin. Today, it is the 95th birthday of A. A. Tyapkin. We go on commemorating him along with his colleagues and family.

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Exactly 30 years ago, on 26 August 1991, an Order on departization and depoliticization was issued at JINR according to which any activities of party or political organizations at our Institute were prohibited. Georgy Alexandrovich Chelkov reminded us of it.

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Today, it is the 95th birthday of Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor Aleksei Alekseevich Tyapkin. He, a renowned scientist, sportsman, and public figure, was also a talented narrator. Twenty-five years ago, a while before his 70th birthday, his memories “My Way to Physics”, where he recollects the events which influenced him and brought him into science, were published in the weekly newspaper “Dubna: Science, Community, Progress”.

This is what he wrote at that time: “On the eve of my 70th birthday, I decided to share memories with readers of the weekly newspaper “Dubna” about remote events of my youth which influenced the course of my life and pushed me into the most intriguing research area. Of course, the narration is full of personal experience, but I believe it will be the point that will arouse readers’ interest. Moreover, some of the revelations make sense only in the author’s narration. I’ll try to highlight those rare cases where I was forced to make decisions on my own which later predestined my life.”

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Bruno Maksimovich Pontecorvo was an avid cyclist and knew how to ride a bike both with no hands and sitting hind-foremost. It is how he was pictured on the caricature by Mikhail Bilenky, the son of a close friend of Bruno Pontecorvo, Samoil Mihelevich Bilenky. This friendly caricature, as well as bronze statues near the Culture Centre “Mir”, depicts the academician with a “Kama” bicycle. And in the photograph from the archive of the Museum-Study of the scientist, Bruno Maksimovich is standing near the bicycle which resembles the “Lastochka” model.

Read more ...This year, 26 December marks the 95th birthday of Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor Aleksei Alekseevich Tyapkin. It is no exaggeration to say that this name is known to every inhabitant of Dubna. Who of us did not sledge or ski from the highest “hill” in Dubna, Tyapkin’s Peak? Aleksei Alekseevich was a dynamic personality and caused great changes in science, sports, and social life of our town. Let us, along with his family and colleagues, commemorate our countrymen. Igor Alekseevich Tyapkin, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, leading LHEP researcher, talks about his father.

 

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Summer, the Volga and a motor ship are Dubna’s evergreens.

Attendees of the 1963 International Conference on High-Energy Accelerators are having a good time onboard. The “Sviyaga” motor ship. Early in August. Bruno Pontecorvo with his wife Marianna and conference colleagues are in the photograph.

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Twenty years ago, the building of Dubna’s legendary café “Neutrino” near the railway station “Dubna” was demolished. The cafe experienced its greatest days in the far-away 1970s, but its fame was so great that it is still echoing. Even local youth and tourists can still ask, “What about that thing, the “Neutrino” café?“ Not to mention the old-timers’ nostalgia for it...

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Here is a nice photograph we have found in the DLNP archives.

The entrance checkpoint and the building of the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (LTF) are featured in it. Considering the clothing style and cars, the photograph may have been taken in the early 1960s. The main point of attraction is the balcony of the LTF cafeteria which was the centre of social life and professional discussions of JINR employees. Later, the balcony was glazed.

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Read more ...Video Project “Chronograph. Time’s Witnesses” is aimed at preserving memories of staff researchers of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems about the Lab history, scientists, experiments and discoveries. We ask our interviewees about their work, colleagues, projects and interesting facts. We are eager to know how the Laboratory changed with time, how facilities were constructed and discoveries made. DLNP's present-day achievements are based on the foundation of maintaining consistency of scientific knowledge and traditions. Being mindful of history and predecessors is our obligation and aim.

Read more ...Лаборатория ядерных проблем вместе со всем институтом готовилась к 65-летнему юбилею ОИЯИ. Сложно поверить, что славные открытия прошлого века и первые базовые установки института были сделаны и собраны без мощных компьютеров, постоянной мобильной связи и станков с программным управлением. А как?

Поговорим об этом в нашей новой пятничной рубрике "XX век. Повседневная жизнь сотрудника ОИЯИ". Документально-материальной основой рубрики станут артефакты мемориального музея-кабинета Бруно Понтекорво, который находится в главном здании Лаборатории ядерных проблем ОИЯИ. Сейчас экспонаты музея систематизируются и дополняются, музей оснащается мультимедийным оборудованием и скоро будет доступен для сотрудников и посетителей института. ⠀ В поисках предметов и оборудования двадцатого века мы пройдемся по цехам и кабинетам Лаборатории ядерных проблем и попробуем с их помощью оживить прошлое через страницы наших соцсетей.