School timetable was altered due to sudden changes of the weather. The sightseeing trip to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and its outskirts scheduled for the afternoon was delayed until next morning. And this time, the weather did not let us down: it was a lovely and sunny morning. Our spirits were bright, and the scenery around proved to be spectacular. The photographs express more than words.
The second part of the day ran according to the plan: Igor Ivanov continued his lecture on particle physics; Igor Boyko talked about the up-to-date experiment; and finally, Stepan Shimansky (VBLHEP, JINR) joined in with his lecture on nuclear physics. Intense discussions did not stop even during the breaks.
Where are dark matter origins? How does the Higgs mechanism work? Why do heavy quarks decay? What is “New Physics” and why it is “new”? What types of detectors do exist? There were a lot of questions and a lot of answers as well. Non multa, sed multum.
Tomorrow, there will be another busy day with new lectures and the spectroscopy workshop by Nikolay Anfimov and Aleksandr Selyunin (DLNP JINR).
The photos of the sightseeing trip to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and its outskirts:
Some photos from the lectures:
To be continued...