Read more ...Работа была важнейшим делом в жизни В. П. Джелепова и требовала много сил и полной отдачи. Но его энергии и жизнелюбия хватало еще и на семью, и на друзей, и на увлечения. 

Из воспоминаний Ирины Григорьевны Покровской, секретаря-референта Венедикта Петровича: 

«В браке Венедикт Петрович был счастлив. Он познакомился с Татьяной Николаевной [Зиновьевой] в Ленинграде в сорок первом году, незадолго до начала войны, и с того самого времени любил ее нежно и преданно, и все десять лет, прожитые после ее кончины, тосковал по ней безмерно.

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For over 20 years, the tennis tournament of the Cousins Dzhelepov has been held in Dubna. The cousins Venedikt Petrovich (1913–1999) and Boris Sergeevich (1910–1998) were avid for tennis, and they did a lot to promote it. Both were renowned physicists, corresponding members of the AS of the USSR and RAS, participants of the Atomic Programme of the USSR under the guidance of I. V. Kurchatov, outstanding science administrators, developers of research facilities, authors of many scientific papers. They graduated from Leningrad institutes. The son of B. S. Dzhelepov recalled that both cousins attended the nuclear bomb test on Novaya Zemlya and undersigned the final protocol.

Read more ...V. P. Dzhelepov, the first director of the JINR Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, was not only a talented administrator but also a great scientist. He was fond of physics and knew which areas were worth focusing on. “Venedikt Petrovich had an exceptional intuition about what areas in science would become the main ones at this or that moment,” wrote academician S. S. Gernstein. Thanks to that intuition, the key directions of DLNP scientific activity were established, some of which are successfully evolving nowadays.


Read more ...“My personality was formed both in Soligalich, where I got my primary and secondary education, and in Leningrad, where I had been working at plants for two and a half years and graduated from the institute in 1937.”

Read more ...“The most important principle for a leader of a scientific institution is not to impede a more talented colleague. To impede is a disaster. To support any good initiative and not to be afraid of a star coming to you with more talent than you have, with more skills, with greater ideas is a blessing. To help this colleague to unfold himself is the main task of a good leader."


Read more ...“After graduating from a nine-year school in the provincial town of Soligalich, he worked as an electrician for two years. In 1937, he graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in specialty Nuclear Physics. In 1937−1941, he served in the army, and in 1939, while being demobilized, he participated in the launch of the first cyclotron in Europe at the Radium Institute under the guidance of I. V. Kurchatov. In 1943, he was part of the group consisting of ten scientists headed by I. V. Kurchatov, the first staff members of a new nuclear centre Laboratory No 2 of the AS of the USSR (now the Kurchatov Institute). There were A. I. Alikhanov, G. N. Flerov and other renowned physicists in this group. In 1948, he was assigned a deputy director of the Hydrotechnical Laboratory of the AS of the USSR being established in Dubna, the future JINR Laboratory of Nuclear Problems which he headed in 1956. For over thirty years, he was its director.”

Read more ...Venedikt Petrovich Dzhelepov wrote: «I will share with you a curious story told me by Boris Lvovich Vannikov, the head of our First Department. He says, “You as a deputy director have difficulties, but you cannot compare your difficulties to those Kurchatov and I had had, yours are mere trifles. Well, imagine, the bomb was manufactured and set off. And they began awarding, giving honourable distinctions.


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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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On 14 August 1943, the Academician A. F. Ioffe issued Order No 86 for the Kazan group of the Leningrad Physicotechnical Institute (LPTI) on establishing Laboratory 2.

“Clause 1. To establish the laboratory with the following staff members: 1. I. V. Kurchatov 2. A. I. Alikhanov. 3. M. O. Kornfeld. 4. L. M. Nemenov 5. P. Ya. Glazunov. 6. S. Ya. Nikitin. 7. G. Ya. Shchepkin. 8. G. N. Flerov. 9. P. E. Spivak. 10. M. S. Kozodaev. 11. V. P. Dzhelepov.

Clause 3. To appoint the professor I. V. Kurchatov the Head of Laboratory 2.

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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.



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.