On 14 February, a regular international training programme “JINR Expertise for Member States and Partner Countries” started. Despite the difficult epidemiological situation, there were four JEMS cycles last year. And yesterday, the training programme started for the 20th time. Participants of JEMS-20 are heads and specialists from research and educational institutions of Armenia, Slovakia, Serbia. A representative from North Macedonia takes part in the JEMS programme for the first time.
Head of the International Cooperation Department Dmitry Kamanin opened the programme of JEMS with an introductory lecture about JINR for participants in the JINR Visit Centre.
The first day of JEMS is traditionally dedicated to the large-scale projects of JINR in FLNR and VBLHEP. Participants visited the Superheavy Element Factory, the NICA accelerator complex, and the factory of superconducting magnets.
Moreover, on the first day of the training programme, participants had a working lunch at which JINR Vice-Director Latchesar Kostov, JINR Chief Scientific Secretary Sergey Nedelko, heads of departments and scientific laboratories of JINR welcomed them. Participants shared their expectations from the upcoming week in Dubna and the tasks set, as well as the first impressions of visiting the Institute.
The JEMS programme is traditionally divided into thematic sections one for each day of the internship: Heavy Ion Physics and Accelerator Technologies; Research with Neutrons and the Nanoworld; Theory, Information, Education; Life Sciences on Earth and in Space; Neutrino. Participants will visit laboratories and facilities of the Institute, listen to lectures on the areas of scientific studies from leading specialists of JINR. The JEMS programme also includes an introduction to international and educational activities, the organisation of the JINR social infrastructure. The working language of JEMS-20 is English.
The internship will end on 18 February with a traditional round table with the participation of representatives of the JINR Directorate, at which the results of JEMS-20 will be summed up.