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Belarus and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research agree on contract worth more than $400 thousand

Belarus and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research agree on contract worth more than $400 thousand

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Belarus and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research agree on contract worth more than $400 thousand

Belarus and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) have agreed on contracts for the supply of high-tech equipment and work for a total amount of more than 400 thousand US dollars. This was announced today at a meeting of the Coordination Council for Cooperation with JINR by the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Shumilin. According to him, in the first half of 2020, contracts with the institute have already been signed and agreed upon for a total amount of over $1,200 thousand. Most of the contracts and research work carried out by Belarusian organizations is implemented within the framework of the flagship international project of the NICA mega-science class (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider Facility). They are aimed at studying the fundamental properties of the superdense state of baryonic matter, as well as high temperatures and nuclear densities substances created by the collision of heavy ions. “For the mega-science of the NICA project, work on the creation of a superconducting niobium resonator is being successfully continued: a copper prototype has been created, its testing has begun. These works are carried out by the JINR Collaboration, the BSU Nuclear Research Institute, the Physical-Technical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the BSUIR and the MEPhI National Research Nuclear University. In addition, a number of unique mechanics and electronics units for the CMS muon detector at CERN were developed and delivered,” said Alexander Shumilin. He also noted that Belarusian scientists are directly involved in the construction of the multifunctional detector of the NICA accelerator complex: precision machining of the magnetic system half-arrays is carried out; superconducting resonators are being developed; сustom electronics is being supplied. “Part of the scientific and technical work has traditionally been aimed at participating in the two largest experiments of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) - “Compact muon solenoid ”and the “ATLAS” project, for which segments of cooling panels, electronics protection modules, and mechanical construction elements are supplied,” explained the Chairman of the SCST.

The most important area of ​​cooperation with JINR is work with students and young scientists. Every year, more than 10 students and undergraduates from Belarus conduct international practices at the Educational and Scientific Center of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. They also participate in the international school-conference "Actual problems of the microworld physics."

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is an international intergovernmental research organization created to unite the efforts, scientific and material potential of Member States to study the fundamental properties of matter. JINR members are 18 states: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Czech Republic. The main decisions on the activities of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research are made by the supreme management body of JINR - the Plenipotentiaries Committee of the Governments of the JINR Member States. Each JINR Member State has one representative on this committee.